Programs & Initiatives
School Breakfast Program
Council's School Breakfast Program, supports schools to supply a healthy, nutritious breakfast. More importantly though, it enables schools to create an environment where students can learn life-long skills such as food hygiene, food preparation and social interaction.
Breakfast is important to the health of all of us and it is often referred to as the most important meal of the day. Studies show that up to 40 percent of Australian school children go to school without breakfast. Having breakfast promotes healthy eating habits and has been linked with better learning, behaviour and concentration particularly in the school setting.
Council's School Breakfast Program supports the Queensland Government's Smart Choices: Healthy Food and Drink Supply Strategy for Queensland Schools and acknowledges the school setting as an ideal environment to encourage and promote healthy eating and other healthy lifestyle choices.
Council, through the Together Townsville Program, has partnered with Food Relief North Queensland in a four year agreement to deliver the School Breakfast Program across Townsville.
Interested schools are required to complete a request form which is then assessed for eligibility for the program. Successful schools are required to collect information and complete end of term reports.
The School Breakfast Program is proudly sponsored by the following organisations.
|Rotary Club of Port of Townsville||Quota International Thuringowa||Rotary Club of Thuringowa Central|
For more information, please contact Community Health on 1300 878 001.
Get Active Townsville Initiative
Council is calling for submissions from physical recreation service providers and community groups to be involved in this new and exciting community focused initiative. Council would like to identify what activities are occurring, where they are occurring and who they are designed for, to help encourage community involvement. Council also wants to hear from service providers and community groups that are keen to establish and deliver new physical recreation activities for the Townsville community, and in doing so will support and promote activities that activate underutilised spaces and facilities, such as smaller neighbourhood parks and emerging community hubs.
To submit a supplier application form for the Get Active Townsville initiative, or register your interest please email us. All applications received will be evaluated against criteria for eligibility.
For more information, please contact Community Recreation and Sport on 1300 878 001.