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SNAP Guide

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Smoking

(Both can be downloaded from Apple iTunes online and Google play stores. Visit www.quitnow.gov.au/internet/quitnow/publishing.nsf/Content/news_lp for more information)

Nutrition

  • Heartline (1300 36 27 87): Heart Foundation’s telephone service provides information on CVD management, nutrition and healthy eating, blood pressure, smoking cessation and physical activity, as well as a range of resources.
  • Nutrition Australia: An independent, member-based organisation that aims to promote the health and wellbeing of all Australians – www.nutritionaustralia.org
  • Eat for health: A Government and NHMRC initiative designed to provide a range of information and resources on nutrition – www.eatforhealth.gov.au
  • HEAL Program: A lifestyle modification program designed to improve nutrition and physical activity and promote self-management for people who are overweight or obese with, or who are at risk of developing, a chronic disease – www.essa.org.au/for-gps/heal-program
  • Road to Good Health: Part of the Life! Program, a group-based healthy lifestyle program to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples make sustainable lifestyle changes, like choosing healthier food and drink and being more physically active – www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/key-resources/programs-projects?pid=1281
  • Food phone apps (applications):

Overweight and obesity

  • NHMRC: Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults, Adolescents and Children in Australia provides information on the management of obesity – www.nhmrc.gov.au/guidelines/publications/n57
  • WHO: ‘Obesity’ webpage provides general information and facts relating to overweight and obesity – www.who.int/topics/obesity/en
  • Healthy Kids website: A ‘one stop shop’ of information about healthy eating and physical activity for parents and carers, teachers and childcare workers, health and other professionals, and young children and teens –– www.healthykids.nsw.gov.au/default.aspx
  • Talking with parents about weight: An online professional development training to support health professionals to raise and constructively discuss child overweight and obesity with parents of overweight or obese children – www.talkingaboutweight.org (free access to health practitioners in WA).
  • LiveLighter: A campaign targeting adults aged 25–64 that aims to raise awareness of the health effects of overweight and obesity and motivate and support individuals and families to make changes to adopt a healthier diet and more active lifestyle. The campaign was originally developed in WA and is now also being delivered in Victoria and the ACT – https://livelighter.com.au
  • The Better Health Program (WA) or Go 4 Fun (NSW): Provides evidence-based healthy lifestyle program for children aged 7–13 who are above a healthy weight, and their families. The program runs for 10 weeks – www.betterhealthprogram.org (WA) or www.go4fun.com.au (NSW)
  • Weight phone apps (applications):

Alcohol

Physical activity

  • Heart Foundation:
    • Walking groups: Large network of free community-based walking groups led by volunteer community members –www.heartfoundation.org.au/active-living/walking/Pages/welcome.aspx
    • Heartmoves: Designed to safely build strength and fitness, as well as improve balance, this program focuses on delivering low-to-moderate intensity exercise in small groups. Heartmoves caters for all adults and is specifically designed to be safe for people who have or are at risk of developing a chronic disease – www.heartmoves.org.au
  • Shape Up Australia: A Federal Government initiative to help Australians reduce their waist measurements and improve their overall health and wellbeing – http://shapeup.gov.au
  • Physical Activity Australia: Formerly Kinect/VicFit, this organisation promotes physical activity, active living and the reduction of sedentary lifestyles by engaging with the fitness industry, building best practice instructor standards and program accreditation, and developing evidence-based physical activity initiatives – www.physicalactivityaustralia.org.au
  • Healthy Active: A Federal Government website that provides a range of information and initiatives on healthy eating, regular physical activity and overweight and obesity – www.healthyactive.gov.au
  • Lungs in action: A community-based exercise maintenance program for people who have completed pulmonary or heart failure rehabilitation – http://lungsinaction.com.au
  • Lift for Life: Evidence-based resistance training program for people with, or at risk of, type 2 diabetes or other chronic diseases – www.liftforlife.com.au
  • Beat It: A tailored exercise and lifestyle management program for those with or, at risk of, diabetes or other chronic disease – www.australiandiabetescouncil.com/what-s-on/beat-it
  • Lifestyle modifications programs:
    • Life!: Lifestyle modification program funded by the Victorian Government and provided by Diabetes Australia (Victoria) that helps patients reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes and CVD, and encourages participants to adopt healthy behaviours and a more active lifestyle – www.lifeprogram.org.au
    • Aboriginal Life!: Aims to identify people at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes using the Diabetes Risk Test (type 2 diabetes risk assessment tool for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians) – call 1300 KOORIE (1300 566 743)
    • My Healthy Balance: a free online, healthy lifestyle program designed by health professionals for people who are overweight or at risk of developing a chronic health condition and are seeking to live a healthier lifestyle – http://myhealthybalance.com.au/About_My_Healthy_Balance
    • The HEAL Program: See Nutrition section – www.essa.org.au/for-gps/heal-program
  • COTA (Council on the Ageing) Living Longer Living Stronger program – www.lllswa.org.au
  • COTA SA Strength for Living Factsheet – www.cotasa.org.au/Programs/life/Strength_for_Life_Factsheet.aspx
  • Arthritis Australia and Osteoporosis Australia have links in each state/territory to local physical activity events and programs – www.arthritisaustralia.com.au/index.php/contact-us.html and www.osteoporosis.org.au/other-contacts
  • Physical activity phone apps (applications):

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