At Southern Stars we recognise and acknowledge the importance of being healthy - eating nutritious food and exercising regularly. We have a Healthy Food Policy and healthy lunchbox guidelines for parents and caregivers, and we also have a Physical Activity Policy. We try to get outside as much as possible and provide a variety of physical challenges and activities for the children (such as obstacle courses, ball games, running races, playing on the adventure playground and playing on the bikes). As well as keeping them fit, these activities and challenges are great for deeloping their gross motor skills.
We have recently (November 2013) been awarded a Healthy Heart Award, acknowledging our commitment to healthy living at Southern Stars.
Promoting and encouraging healthy living habits in these early years of a child's life provides the foundation for healthy living in later life.