HEALTH AND NUTRITION

AFFLIP Coordinator:  Trevor Tiller and Irene Rowe

TWG Coordinator:  Glen Pardillo

This flagship program initiates and supports activities which promote the health and nutrition of students in the district including gardens, aquaculture and first aid.

  • Health and nutrition are central to learning.

  • Many students present at school as malnourished and the importance of students learning about approaches to healthy living, nutrition, health care and the development of interpersonal and livelihood skills is significant.

  • The focus of this program is for schools to help sustain their feeding programs through the growing of vegetables, tending of fishponds and chicken rearing.

  • There is an increased emphasis on the development of curriculum learning materials in a range of subject areas utilising the gardens, ponds, and outdoor environment as learning resources.

  • AFFLIP supports all schools with the provision of gardening equipment, basic first aid supplies and the promotion of first aid training. AFFLIP has also supported major projects in aquaponics, hydroponics, elevated greenhouses, plant nurseries and wicking beds; all of which have been designed to intensify food production and increase output.

  • AFFLIP has contributed $70,000 to support the Health and Nutrition program.

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