Abstract: Australian children are damaging their health by not spending enough time exercising and making poor nutritional choices. This is the result of an increaseing reliance on digital technology (computers, video games, music devices) to fulfil entertainment and communicative needs, coupled with a lack of education around physical activity and proper nutrition. At present xxx number of primary school children(5 – 12 years) can be categorised as overweight or obese. I am interested in researching methods of promoting healthy and active lifestyles to primary school age children in a manner that they find relevant, motivational, and interesting. I am also interested in comparing the healthy, lifestyles, and motivational drivers of children in different geographical (i.e. design of community is not conducive to encouraging children to exercise outdoors in a safe environment) and socio-economic areas of Melbourne.
Author: Tess Michalski
Supervisor: Grant Roff