Active kids challenge success sparks focus on healthier workplaces
Today I joined Minister Rattenbury to celebrate the end of another successful Active Kids Challenge, which saw over 20,000 children participate in at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day for eight weeks.
The Active Kids Challenge is now in its 9th year, and is a wonderful initiative which teaches primary school aged children about the importance of being active.
Teaching kids good habits at school is a priority of the ACT Government, as research shows that children who are physically active perform better in the classroom. This is why we are proud to be a key funding partner of the Physical Activity Foundation, who run the Active Kids Challenge.
The ACT Government is also pleased to announce that this year we will be partnering with the Physical Activity Foundation to present the Active Workplace Challenge 10 Minute Turn Around.
The Active Workplace Challenge, similar to the Active Kids Challenge, encourages participating employees to meet the minimum recommended level of physical activity for adults, which is 30 minutes most days, or 150 minutes in total throughout the week.