Office of Preventive Health

Live Life Well at School


This is a collaborative effort between NSW Health, the NSW Department of Education (DoE), Catholic and Independent school sectors. It is delivered in all NSW primary schools to promote healthy eating and physical activity to students and their families.

The school-based program aims to enhance teachers’ knowledge, skills and confidence in teaching nutrition and physical activity (including fundamental movement skills) as part of the K-6 Personal Development, Health and Physical Activity (PDHPE) syllabus. The program utilises a ‘whole of school’ approach consistent with classroom teaching and school policies and encourages community links.

Live Life Well @ School encourages and supports schools to adopt a range of 'Desirable Practices' promote healthy eating, physical activity and enhance students fundamental movement skills.


Key program elements


  • Funding to schools to support teacher relief to attend the professional learning conferences.
  • Ongoing support from Local Health District health professionals to adopt the range of Desirable Practices.
  • At end of June 2019, 83% schools had participated in the program since its inception in 2008.
  • 82% of schools had vegetable, fruit and water breaks in class time.
  • 87% of schools were encouraging physical activity during lunch and recess.

For more information visit Healthy Kids website

Live Life Well @ School Evidence and Evaluation Summary

This report summarises and showcases the reach and implementation of the Life Live Well @ School program across NSW over the last 7 years. In 2015, teachers from 84% of NSW primary schools had attending training on the Live Life Well @ School program. There was also steady significant increase in the proportion of schools that had implemented the Live Life Well @ School program, from 32% in 2012 to 77% in 2015.




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