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Healthy kids in the cape!

Date posted: 14 March 2017

Apunipima Cape York Health Council's staff were busy last week coordinating the Healthy Kids programme across Pormpuraaw, Kowanyama and Lockhart River in Queensland.

Cath Dowey, Diabetes Nurse Educator and Neil Cedar, Tobacco Indigenous Smoking (TIS) Health Worker focused on sugar and diabetes with Fiona Millard, Health Promotion Officer in Lockhart River. Sugar in soft drink was a big part of the session, as well as explaining about blood sugar levels.

In Pormpuraaw, Alison Lenning, Child Health Nurse and Fiona talked to the kids about being healthy. The kids learnt about germs, handwashing, kidney health, keeping yourself healthy by being active, eating well, sleeping well, and about the importance of family and love for your wellbeing.

In Kowanyama, Josh Mene and Gratchel Stafford, TIS Health Workers, along with Fiona talked about the chemicals in cigarettes and how they affect the body, the addictive nature of nicotine and how to quit smoking.

Source: Cape Capers


Last updated: 14 March 2017
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