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Being safe in the sun is good for our health

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May 08, 2018

St Joseph's students Tara Atley, Miya McDougal, Matthew Harrington and Olivia Hansen celebrate their school's SunSmart accreditation

ST JOSEPH’S Primary School students’ commitment to sun safety has been rewarded with a Healthy Together Achievement Program accreditation.

The program is based on the World Health Organization’s healthy schools model and provides a framework for fostering health and wellbeing among students.

Sponsored by Major’s IGA and Fonterra, St Joseph’s is working towards building a healthier school by working through the steps of the program.

Health and wellbeing officer Crystie Ballard said the program was important in building healthy habits in students.

“If they learn healthy habits now it will hold them in good stead for later life,” she said.

“A healthy lifestyle is important in living a full life and minimising the risk of disease.

“Sun safety has been our recent focus but now we will switch our attention to healthy eating and oral health.”

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