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Featured Project - Positive Parenting for Healthy Living: Lifestyle Seminars

Do you want to encourage your family to live a healthy lifestyle?

Positive Parenting for Healthy Living: Lifestyle Seminars

Raising healthy children is an important aspect to positive parenting. Your child’s physical health can affect their growth and development, their ability to participate in school, sport and other activities, as well as how they get along with other children. Children who eat well and stay active are more likely to develop into healthy adults.

The lifestyle program

The Lifestyle Triple P Seminars is a new program from the Positive Parenting for Healthy Living Series developed to empower families to live a healthy lifestyle. This series is based on using good communication, encouragement and positive attention to help children develop lifelong healthy behaviours. It also involves creating opportunities for children to stay active and eat well.

Parents will be introduced to the following strategies:

  • Manage both general and lifestyle-specific child problem behaviours
  • Help children eat a healthy balance of nutritious foods
  • Learn to read food labels and provide healthy meals and snacks within a busy family schedule
  • Establish healthy family eating routines
  • Deal with individual food preferences and fussy eating
  • Motivate your child to be more active
  • Reduce parental distress associated with raising healthy children 

Free for a limited time only

Researchers at the Parenting and Family Support Centre at the University of Queensland are currently offering this program free-of-charge to parents of children aged 3 to 7 years in exchange for research participation.

When and where are groups run?

The program involves three, 90-minute parent sessions (delivered over three consecutive weeks). Groups are run during the school term, and outside of work hours to fit in with parent schedules. Dates and times will be confirmed upon registration. Groups are run at locations around Brisbane, including Ipswich, St Lucia and Indooroopilly. You may choose the location most convenient for you.

Who can be involved?

This program encourages a whole family approach to shaping children’s healthy eating and activity patterns. Mothers, fathers, other caregivers and partners are all welcome.

How do I get involved?

To sign up, visit our websit and complete an online registration form:

Contact Details

For further information or to register contact Jess Bartlett on:

 

 

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