Healthy Bodies Need Healthy Drinks Resource Package

Presentation Guide

Page last updated: 17 September 2014

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Resource Guide

General Information

This guide explains:
  • What resources & key messages are in this package;
  • Who they were developed for;
  • Why they were developed; and
  • How they can be used.

Resources

Brochures

Posters

Fact Sheets

Activities and Games

Animations

  • Introduction
  • Healthy Teeth Healthy Heart
  • Life Lovers Rap

Music and Lyrics

  • Healthy Teeth Healthy Heart
  • Life Lovers Rap
  • Long and Healthy Life
  • My Country is Strong
  • W.A.T.E.R.

What key messages are in this package?

Key Messages

  • How much sugar is in sugary drinks;
  • What are the effects from consuming high sugar drinks on health and lifestyle; and
  • What are the benefits of healthier drink choices.

Resources and purpose

ResourcePurpose
Posters
Brochures
Music and Animations
For information to audience(s)
As promotional tools for educator(s)
Interactive learning resources
Fact SheetsAs a guide for educator(s). They contain more information and are helpful in informing discussion related to the resource materials.
Activities and GamesTools for educator(s)
Interactive learning resources

Who were the resources developed for?

Target AudienceTarget Audience Demographic Reach
Whole of Community Adults 18+ and community Elders
FamilyParents and Care Givers who influence very young children
(<5 years)
School Aged Children 5 –11 years and 12-17 years

Why were the resources developed?

  • High consumption of high sugar drinks can lead to weight gain, being overweight can contribute to heart disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases.
  • Sugary drinks are also associated with a lower intake of essential vitamins and minerals and a decline in milk consumption in particular age groups.
  • High sugar drinks are also associated with tooth decay in all age groups.

The resources also aim to:

  • Inform Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of the harmful effects of high sugar drink consumption and the benefits of healthy drink choices; and
  • Encourage good choices through meaningful messages and interactive resources which influence behaviour change.

How can the resources be used?

Health workers and educators can use the resources, either as a stand-alone health promotion strategy or as part of a broader strategy in related subject areas of nutrition, lifestyle and chronic disease.

Suggested use and target audience

Whole of Community (Adults 18+ and community Elders)

Resource Material
Poster(s)
  • Got thirst – water first
  • Sugary drinks are not good for you
  • Be strong, drink smart, drink water!
Brochure
  • Be strong, drink smart
Fact Sheets
  • All – as part of supporting material for educators
Audio visual
  • DVD introduction
  • Healthy Teeth, Healthy Heart
  • Life Lovers Rap
Music
  • All

Parents and Care Givers who influence very young children (<5 years)

Resource Material
Poster
  • How much sugar is in your drink?
  • Water and milk are best
  • Got thirst – water first
Brochure(s)
  • Water and milk are best for our kids
Fact Sheets
  • All – as part of supporting material for educators
Audio visual
  • DVD introduction
  • Healthy Teeth, Healthy Heart
  • Life Lovers Rap
Music
  • All

School Aged Children (5-11 years and 12-17 years)

Resource Material
Posters
  • How much sugar is in your drink?
  • Water & milk are best
  • Got thirst – water first
Brochure
  • Got thirst, water first
  • Fact Sheets All – as part of supporting material for educators
Audio visual
  • DVD introduction
  • Healthy Teeth, Healthy Heart
  • Life Lovers Rap
Music
  • All
Activities and Games
  • Refer to Educator Guide

Suggestions for using music, audiovisual andposters as health promotion resources:

  • Community Radio
  • TV and print media
  • Community Stores
  • Health Clinic and waiting rooms
  • Schools
  • Community Centres.

Suggested use for interactive learning activities:

  • Can be used as example(s) that the audience can then:
    • Use song lyrics as a guide and record their version of songs
    • Make their own songs
    • Make their own audio visual
    • Make their own posters
NOTE: Activities and games are also included in the resource pack. The Educator Guide provides information on how these can be used in schools and community learning points eg. young mums, women’s centres, youth programs and men’s groups.

How are the messages intended to reach the audience?


Channel

Role

Health Services
  • Indigenous Health Organisations
  • State Health Promotion and Public Health Services (nutrition, dental, chronic disease and Community Health services)
  • Non Government Organisations involved in Aboriginal health, nutrition and/or preventable chronic disease

Promote/Provide
  • Promote the availability of the Resource Package to health professionals and service providers involved in health promotion and health education

Health Workers/Professionals
  • Aboriginal Health Workers
  • Aboriginal Liaison Officers
  • Healthy Lifestyle Workers
  • Health Promotion Workers
  • Doctors/ General Practice
  • Nurses
  • Dental teams
  • Dieticians and Nutritionists
  • Chronic Disease Educators

Educator
Use the Resource Package either as a standalone resource or as supporting material for broader health and nutrition activities and interventions

Community Programs and Services
  • Community Councils (remote context)
  • Community Stores (remote context)
  • Community Groups eg. aged care, women’s, men’s or youth groups
  • Schools

Access Point
Support health workers and educators to access target audiences with messages and materials