Prizes Up For Grabs For Healthy Currumbin Community

25 Jul 2011 10:24 AMJann Stuckey

25 July 2011

Jann Stuckey MP, Member for Currumbin, is encouraging schools, businesses and organisations in the Currumbin electorate to get involved with healthy programs for the 2011 Healthy Queensland Awards.

“Innovative projects that promote a healthier lifestyle could be eligible for up to $1.6 million in prize money in the Healthy Queensland Awards, managed by Keep Australia Beautiful Queensland,” Ms Stuckey said.

“The awards are open to a range of organisations, including schools, neighbourhoods, clubs, businesses and charities and the three major prize categories are Healthiest Community, Healthiest School and Healthiest Workplace.     

“Prize money will be awarded to projects and programs that promote improved health, such as sporting courts or activities, workplace policies to promote healthy choices, or health and wellbeing programs.

“I would encourage all eligible groups in Currumbin to consider ways in which they can implement healthier habits and behaviours and be part of the awards.

“This can be as simple as being more physically activity and making healthier food choices, being smoke free, encouraging responsible drinking, or being sun smart.

“Keep Australia Beautiful Queensland is offering generous prize money to support the best initiatives, so there are plenty of reasons to get healthy and active.

“Entries for the 2011 awards close on 31 August 2011 with the winners to be announced in November 2011.

For more information, entry forms and guidelines visit www.kabq.org.au

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