A collaborative approach

Move Well Eat Well is an initiative of the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services.

The success of the Program's development can be attributed to significant input from a range of organisations and advisory groups during the development stage, and ongoing support from key agencies and individuals. The Move Well Eat Well design and health messages icons are delivered under license to the Department of Health, Victoria, and is an adaptation of their Kids - 'Go for your life' Program.  We acknowledge their invaluable advice in the program development stage.

Move Well Eat Well works in close collaboration with the Tasmanian Department of Education, the Tasmanian Catholic Education Office and Independent Schools Tasmania via formal partnership Agreements.

Move Well Eat Well is governed by two Steering Committees which provide strategic direction to both the Early Childhood and Primary Schools programs:

Primary Schools

Steering Committee (at March 2015):
  • Le-ella Doyle, Move Well Eat Well, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Maria Leaver, Principal Education Officer, Department of Education
  • Therese Phillips, Association of Independent Schools of Tasmania
  • Bec Thomas, Representative, Premiers Physical Activity Council
  • Nigel Jones, Representative, Tasmanian State School Parents and Friends Association
  • Jenny Leppard, Principal, Windermere Primary School
  • Glynis Tulley, Tasmanian Catholic Education Office

Resources, initiatives and key program activities are informed by advice from a range of organisations, many of whom are part of the Move Well Eat Well Community Support Network, Reference Group (Primary Schools) and Teachers Advisory Group (Primary Schools). We thank them for their valuable contributions and time:

  • Move Well Eat Well Teachers Advisory Group
  • Active After - school Communities
  • Independent Schools of Tasmania
  • Australian Council for Health,Physical Education and Recreation
  • Cancer Council, Tasmania
  • Tasmanian Catholic Education Office
  • Family Food Patch
  • Eat Well Tasmania
  • Heart Foundation
  • Local Government Association of Tasmania
  • Tasmanian School Canteen Association 

Department of Health and Human Services:

  • Physical Activity and Community Nutrition Unit
  • Public and Environmental Health Service
  • Population Health and Wellbeing 
  • Oral Health Services

The Move Well Eat Well Primary Schools program has supported the Hawthorn Football Club in its  Eat and Play the Hawthorn Way promotion.


Early Childhood  Services:

Steering Committee:
  • Sue Frendin, Manager Healthy Settings Unit, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Lyn Woolley, Early Childhood Australia, Tasmanian Branch
  • Janelle Brennan, Family Day Care Council of Tasmania
  • Kathy Cripps, Lady Gowrie Tasmania
  • Annette Barwick, Professional Support General Manager, Lady Gowrie Tasmania
  • Suzanne Pennicott-Jones, Principal Educational Review Officer, Department of Education
  • Kim Jose, Physical Activity Policy and Planning Officer, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Suzie Waddingham, Dietitian, Community Nutrition Unit, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Claire Burke, Policy and Planning Support Officer - Healthy Children, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Mary Eckhardt, Policy and Planning Officer - Early Childhood, Department of Health and Human Services