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Make Healthy Normal

Small changes can make a big difference to yours and your family’s health and we’re here to help. The Make Healthy Normal website is packed full of tips and ideas. There are healthy recipes, short video workouts, tips for busy people, families and those who want to eat healthy on a budget. 

Need help to make healthy normal?

How healthy are you? Take the quiz to find out

Or if you’d like to join a program to get personal support there are a range of free programs for all ages and stages of life

Healthy streets, places and spaces

The streets, places and spaces we live in has a large effect on our health and wellbeing. The way we plan and build our villages, towns and cities affects our short and long term health. The streets, places and spaces we live in can make healthy living easier to build into our daily lives.  

See these sites for more information on Healthy streets, places and spaces:

Healthy Streets

Active Living NSW

Healthy Spaces and Places Online

Healthy Built Environment Checklist

Premiers Council for Active Living resources 

Healthy Streets Demonstration Grants program 

In 2021, Health Promotion aims to work with three local councils to deliver small projects to make streets healthier places for people.

The projects will use the Healthy Streets indicators and assessment process to score projects areas before and after changes.

Councils interested in the program should download the flyer and application form and apply by 31 January 2021.

For further questions please contact mlhd-hp@health.nsw.gov.au or call 02 6053 4800 

Healthy Town Challenge

The Healthy Town Challenge aims to create supportive environments and facilitate healthy living activities for community members.

  • The Challenge takes place in towns of 1,000 to 15,000 residents and towns receiving the grant receive funding to undertake a range of projects and programs.
  • Murrumbidgee Local Health District is supporting two projects at present;
    • Snowy Valleys have included activities such as building of wicking beds in Tumut and Tumbarumba public spaces and wicking bed online tutorials and competitions. See more here
    • Holbrook have focussed on Youth, Healthy Clubs and Groups Catering and Participation and have encouraged NSW Get Healthy Service coaching. 

Project evaluation snapshots

We have summarised a range of projects that have supported aspects of the Healthy Town Challenges through these evaluation snapshots. Please read these to get an understanding of the projects and if you have any questions please get in touch with us at mlhd-hp@health.nsw.gov.au 

 

Last updated: 20 January 2021
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