Research

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

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

Move Well Eat Well, uses  research  and evidence based upon Australian guidelines, international recommendations and program evaluations.

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

Australian Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Guidelines

Australian Dietary Guidelines

National Health and Medical Research Council

Date: 2013


Infant Feeding Guidelines

National Health and Medical Research Council Canberra.

Date: 2013


Australian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years (Birth to 5 years)

Commonwealth of Australia Department of Health

Date: November 2017


Australia's Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines for Children 5 to 12 years

Commonwealth of Australia Department of Health 

Date: April 2014


Move Well Eat Well Evaluation

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

Department of Health and Human Services

Date: 2011


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

Department of Health and Human Services

Date: 2013


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.

Date: 2013


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.

Date: 2016


Key research and references (in adapting the Tasmanian Move Well Eat Well program)

Date: April 2009

Health Promoting School Framework

Achieving Health Promoting Schools: Guidelines for Promoting Health in Schools

International Union for Health Promotion and Education

Date: April 2010


Promoting Health in Schools: From Evidence to Action

International Union for Health Promotion and Education

Date: August 2010


Healthy Eating

Tucker Talk- A nutrition education manual for child health nurses

Public Health Services. Department of Health, Tasmania.

Date: 2016


Start Them Right, a parent’s guide to eating for under 5s

Public Health Services, Department of Health, Tasmania, in partnership with Lady Gowrie Tasmania.

Date: 2015


Get Up & Grow: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Guidelines for Early Childhood Settings –Director/Coordinator Book

Department of Health and Ageing, Commonwealth Government of Australia.

Date: 2013

Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour

Factors that limit and enable preschool aged children’s physical activity on child care centre playgrounds

Coleman, B., & Dyment, J. E. Journal of Early Childhood Research.

Date: 2013


Screen time and kids: What’s happening in our homes?

Rhodes, A. Australian Child Health Poll, Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne.

Date: 2017


Active Healthy Kids Australia Report Card 2016

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

Date: 2014


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


Quality Physical Activity Guidelines for Policy Makers

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

Date: 2015


Blueprint for an Active Australia

Heart Foundation Australia

Date: 2014

Mental Health and Wellbeing