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OPAL (Obesity Prevention and Lifestyle) is a program that supports children, through their families and communities, to be healthy now, and stay healthy for life. OPAL was first established in South Australia in 2009 has been rolled out across other South Australian councils and has been active in 20 local communities across the State and one additional community in the Northern Territory. OPAL is part of an expanding network of international, community-based obesity prevention programs and was based on the successful Epode program from France.
OPAL Port Augusta is coordinated through the City of Port Augusta and works with community and council departments as well as with a range of other individuals and agencies including health services, schools and preschools, government agencies and businesses to create opportunities to eat well and be active.
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Children and adults who are active and enjoy healthy eating are more likely to live a healthy life. That means you and your children may have:
Being active and enjoying healthy eating are also great ways to relax and spend time with family and friends. As well as keeping you and your family healthy, these beneficial lifestyle choices can make our whole community a more rewarding place to live – where people have fewer long-term health problems.
Some of the programs and projects we are currently working on include:
We are keen to hear your ideas on how we can make Port Augusta a healthier place.
So why not give us a call or drop us an email?
Your local OPAL Council Team is:
OPAL Program Coordinator
Phone: (08) 8641 9104 or 0488 787 090