What is Healthy Together Wodonga?
Wodonga launched its biggest-ever push to improve the health and well-being of its residents in November, 2012.
The Healthy Together Wodonga initiative will tackle obesity, preventable disease and chronic illness, all of which are on the rise in the city.
The project, part of the wider Prevention Community Model in Victoria, will bring together three key organisations.
Victorian Minister for Health, David Davis, officially launched the project in Wodonga, which is one of 14 local government areas in Victoria taking part in the new preventative health model.
Tailored healthy living strategies will be rolled out to target the underlying causes of chronic diseases, addressing issues such as smoking, poor nutrition, alcohol misuse and physical inactivity.
The initiative will include Jamie’s Ministry Of Food mobile kitchen setting up for a time in Wodonga to deliver cooking and nutrition programs to the community.
More than half of Wodonga’s adult population is overweight or obese, which is more than 20,000 people.
The intiative will aim to get schools, community organisations and workplaces on board to make Wodonga healthier.
Last updated: 16/01/2013
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