The New South Wales Healthy Children Initiative delivers programs for children from birth up to the age of 18 years.
It initiative aims to increase levels of physical activity and fruit and vegetable consumption by children in early childhood services, schools, and recreational and community settings.
A high priority for HCI is to ensure that all children have opportunities to participate in health promotion and preventive health programs.
How? By ensuring greater access to HCI programs by children who are at greater risk for poorer health. These include children in rural and remote areas, those from low income families, children from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
Improving the health status of people from these population sub-groups has been a longstanding policy priority for the NSW Ministry of Health.
Client: NSW Health