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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: Week 9 Hansard (19 August) . . Page.. 3992..

Kids at Play

is a new initiative of Sport & Recreation ACT, targeting children 0-12 years that will feature trained staff and two equipped play buses that will be available to conduct physical activities in parks, recreation areas, school fetes and after school care programs.

ACT Health, under its Vitality 'Eat Well, Be Active, Feel Good About Yourself' Campaign, is developing a fruit and vegetable promotional campaign to target children, young people and the broader community. An intersectoral working group is being established to progress this initiative. ACT Health also provided funding of $15 thousand over three years to the Australian Fruit and Vegetable Coalition towards a national fruit and vegetable campaign.

The ACT Government is supporting the recently announced Australian Government's Package: Building a Healthy, Active Australia that aims to tackle childhood obesity through increased physical activity and improved nutrition and healthy eating habits. The package includes four initiatives of:

  • Active After-school Communities;
  • Active School Curriculum;
  • Healthy School Communities; and
  • Healthy Eating and Regular Physical Activity - Information for Families.

ACT Health has provided continued funding for expansion of the TravelSmart Schools Walking School Bus Project that is auspiced by the YWCA Canberra.

ACT Health and Medical Researchers Funding provided $50,000 in funding to Dr Jane Dixon at National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, ANU. This funding was for Obesity Prevention and Monitoring in the ACT - a collaborative response to assist with the development of a major research proposal for the establishment of a Territory-wide obesity-prevention demonstration project.

Hospitals-radiation oncologists

(Question No 1730)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 4 August 2004:

Further to the response to Question on notice No 1603 will the Minister provide the figure for how many radiation oncologists are working at or are on the payroll at (a) The Canberra Hospital and (b) Calvary Hospital.

Mr Woods

: The answer to the member's question is:

(a) There are three FTE radiation oncologists working at or who are on the payroll at The Canberra Hospital and (b) there are no radiation oncologists working at or who are on the payroll at Calvary Hospital.

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