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Let's Have Fun and Be Healthy!

Jacinta McInnerney . 23 Nov 2019 . Comments
Let's Have Fun and Be Healthy! Wow, what fun we had at our Let's Have Fun and Be Healthy Fun Bus Venues. Thanks to the generosity of Healthy Living NT, we were able to purchase new resources to support rural and remote children to explore and learn through play. The Fun Bus consisted of a play restaurant and medical clinic, art and craft activities connecting the dramatic and imaginary play and physical play to keep us fit and healthy.

Children and their families were able to learn about - 

- healthy eating
- drinking enough water
- the enjoyment of cooking food at home (to break the reliance of unhealthy fast food)
- visiting the Doctor or clinic is a good thing to do
- physical play is fun, especially when we play with our family and friends
- parents engaged with their children in the play so were able to take home healthy lifestyle messages and start conversations about looking after ourselves

We were thrilled to have Alana, a dietician from Healthy Living NT join us at the Humpty Doo Village Green to chat with parents and give general nutrition advice. Feedback from families was positive that being able to speak to Alana in a relaxed setting was very helpful. 

We were also excited to have Melanie Reid from Music and Movement with Melody Mel come along to some of the Venues. Mel's lively and engaging music and movement segment incorporated songs about healthy eating and got the children up singing and 
dancing.   

Thanks Healthy Living NT!




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