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.
Funding for the OPAL Program in Port Augusta ceased in 2016. However, resources remain on Council's website to encourage families to be active and maintain healthy eating habits.
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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: