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SALSA Program

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The SALSA program stands for Students As Life Style Activists and is all about students motivating students to improve their diet and increase physical activity.

  • The SALSA project is a partnership between Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD), University of Sydney and is supported by Mid North Coast Local Health District.
  • The peer education program gives students the techniques, skills and confidence to educate themselves and younger peers about the importance of healthy living.
  • SALSA uses evidence-based, innovative peer education to make students the drivers of both the teaching and learning process.
  • The program involves four lessons about food choices, physical activity, healthy lifestyle and individual and community action. A variety of strategies are used including videos, role-playing, games, quizzes and goal setting.

Coffs Harbour High School is the first school in the Mid North Coast to give SALSA a go. A small group of Year 8 students undertook the peer educator training in term 4, 2020.

We will provide updates once SALSA is rolled out.  

If you have any questions or would like to see SALSA in your school, please contact Alison Walton. Email: alison.walton@health.nsw.gov.au

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