Research

The Move Well Eat Well Award Program is a Tasmanian initiative managed by the Department of Health and Human Services.

The Award Program's key healthy eating and physical activity messages, are designed to be adopted in a wide range of early childhood and primary school settings by educators, staff, health and community workers, and families.

In the initial planning stages of Move Well Eat Well, program research  and evidence were drawn from  the Victorian Kids -'Go for your life' Award Program. In the subsequent development of the Tasmanian early childhood and primary school program  we have drawn on the latest research and recommendations.

The Move Well Eat Well messages are evidence-based and support the national and state education and care curriculum, recommendations and regulations.

Healthy eating and physical resources are based on these key national health documents that focus on children:

Australian Dietary Guidelines

National Health and Medical Research Council

Date: 2013| Size: 2MB, 210 pages | Format: PDF


The National Physical Activity Recommendations for Children 0 to 5 years

Commonwealth of Australia Department of Health and Ageing

Date: April 2010 | Size: 41.KB, 6 pages | Format: PDF


The National Physical Activity Recommendations for Children 5 to 12 years

Commonwealth of Australia Department of Health and Ageing

Date: April 2010 | Size: 41.KB, 6 pages | Format: PDF


Blueprint for an Active Australia

National Heart Foundation of Australia

Date: November 2014 | Size: 12.7 MB, 88 pages | Format: PDF


Primary Schools

Active Healthy Kids Australia Report Card 2014

How active are children and young people? Is sport enough to provide adequate activity?

Endorsed by the National Heart Foundation of Australia, and prepared by a expert Research Working Group comprising Australian Universities and Research Centres.

Date: 2014 | Size: 1.37 MB, 8 pages | Format: PDF


Part Way is OK Project Summary 2013

An overview of the planning and implementation of the 'Part Way is OK' active travel initiative at Bridport Primary School.


Active Classrooms Evaluation Summary

A brief overview of the evaluation of the 2015-2016 Active Classrooms professional learning sessions. It provides insights into the issues for classroom teachers and their involvement in daily activity for children.


Schools with Fitter Children Achieve Better Literacy and Numeracy Results: Evidence of a School Cultural Effect

Richard D. Telford and Ross B. Cunningham Australian National University

Date: 2012 | Size: 615 KB, 13 pages | Format: PDF


Tasmanian Award schools: what are they saying?
A summary of the evaluation of Award schools

Department of Health and Human Services

Date: 2011 | Size: 412 KB, 2 pages | Format: PDF


Tasmanian Award schools: progress after one year
A summary of the evaluation of Award schools

Department of Health and Human Services

Date: 2013 | Size: 700 KB, 9 pages | Format: PDF


Achieving Health Promoting Schools: Guidelines for Promoting Health in Schools

International Union for Health Promotion and Education

Date: April 2010 | Size: 298 KB, 4 pages | Format: PDF


Promoting Health in Schools: From Evidence to Action

International Union for Health Promotion and Education

Date: August 2010 | Size: 1.10 MB, 14 pages | Format: PDF


Key research and references (in adapting the Tasmanian Move Well Eat Well program)
Date: April 2009 | Size: 123 KB, 7 pages | Format:PDF