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Deadly Choices Healthy Lifestyles Program

students at Deadly Choices Healthy Lifestyles Program

Throughout Term 1, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students participated in the Deadly Choices Healthy Lifestyles Program. The 8 week program was run in conjunction with Cronulla Sharks and covered topics such as nutrition and exercise, smoking and other harmful substances, chronic disease, and healthy relationships. The Deadly Choices program encourages students to be role models and leaders in their families, peer groups and communities by leading a healthy lifestyle and embracing their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity and culture.

In Aboriginal slang, if something is “deadly”, it is great. As such, a deadly choice is a good choice, and we encourage students to make good choices every day.

Deadly Choices promotes preventative health care as a way to access support, prevent and manage chronic disease, and lay the foundations for better education and safer communities as we contribute to closing the gap.

Deadly Choices Officer, Rachal, was so impressed with the group who participated this year, particularly the way they came together as a group, asked questions and shared knowledge, but most importantly the respect the group had for each other.

Tracey Miller 

Aboriginal Programs Coordinator