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Live Life Well At School  ​


​​​Live Life Well @ School is a long-term program that aims to get more students, more active, more often, as well as focusing on healthy eating habits.​

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Live Life Well @ School offers free pract​ical workshops to all teachers and other school representatives in Northern Sydney Primary Schools. The workshops are designed to up-skill educators and others in physical activity and healthy eating. Scroll down to check out all the workshops we have on offer.


 The healthy school canteens strategy

The Healthy school canteens strategy guides schools to increase the availability of healthy food and drink options in school canteens to make a healthy choice, the easy choice. This Strategy replaces Fresh Tastes @ School (i.e. the traffic light system).

The Strategy is consistent with the Australian Dietary Guidelines and classifies food and drinks as either Everyday or Occasional.

Menu check

The NSW cchool canteen menu check service is available to schools. The free service reviews schools menus against the Food and Drink Criteria.

Northern Sydney Health Promotion Service aims to support local school canteen workers to implement the NSW healthy canteen strategy and provide healthy tasty food and drinks to students.

For assistance and support contact our team.

More information:

Healthy Kids Association

 Out of School Hours Care

We encourage Out of School Care (OSHC) services (also referred to as OOSH or OOSCA) to promote healthy eating and physical activity to children and their families. To assist, our team visited all Northern Sydney OSHC services and provided a copy of the Eat Smart Play Smart Manual along with a Make Healthy Normal active play starter pack.

Eat Smart Play Smart Manual

The Eat Smart Play Smart manual helps guide OSHC services provide healthy food and active play opportunities for children.

The manual also supports services meet certain Quality Areas of the National Quality Standards and the principles, practice and outcomes of My Time, Our Place - Framework for School Aged Care in Australia.

The manual reflects the current Australian Dietary Guidelines and the Australian Physical Activity & Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines for Children.​

Download a copy of the manual below or email our Live Life Well @ School team to see if a hard copy is available:

[email protected]

More information


Eat Smart Play


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Handy resources

Eat Smart Play Smart - A Manual for Out of School Hours Care (3rd Edition) - 6mb

Eat Smart Play Smart - Checklists, Templates, Sample Programs


OHSC services are encouraged to have staff undertake a free online self-paced professional development course. The training up-skills staff in the provision of healthy food and active play opportunities for children in their care. Cost: Free, Duration: 30 minutes.

Visit My Learning at

(Note: create an account to to view and register for the training program)​​​​​​​

 Crunch and Sip

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Crunch&Sip® is a state-wide program​ designed for schools to set a break to eat fruit (or salad vegetables) and drink water in the classroom. Students 're-fuel' with fruit or vegetables during the morning or afternoon, assisting physical and mental performance and concentration in the classroom. Health Promotion supports schools to implement the program.

More information about this program can be found at:


 Live Outside the Box

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Live Outside the Box is a two week challenge for Stage 3 (years 5 and 6) primary school students, on how to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.

Students are encouraged, with the support of their families and teachers, to Live Outside the Box for two weeks.

This means:

  • turning off the TV and computer games

  • getting outside

  • moving

  • playing​

  • being more active.

It also means reducing the amount of less healthy foods and replacing these with healthier alternatives.

More information about the state-wide program can be found at:

Live Outside the Box


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Q4:H2O is a one week challenge for stage 2 students (year 3 and 4) to promote the concept of healthy drinks to children and to support teachers getting healthy drink messages to families.​

Students are encouraged to choose water and reduced fat milk by completing a student card which includes messages for parents. The project is supported by providing teachers with information and support e.g. interactive whiteboard resources.

Discover more information and all the resources at: