Be Healthy

Healthy Recipes

When our bodies and minds are healthy, we feel better and can get more out of life. Small changes can make a difference, the Healthier. Happier. Recipes website has lots of great recipes to help you take the first steps.

Download the Fruit and Vegetable Seasonality Chart (PDF).

School Breakfast ClubSchool Breakfast Program

Council's School Breakfast Program, assists local primary schools by supplying a healthy and nutritious breakfast to students in need. The program enables schools to create an environment where students can learn life-long skills such as food hygiene, food preparation and social interaction. The program includes a weekly delivery of breakfast items by Food Relief NQ to nine local Primary Schools.

Breakfast is important to the health of all of us and it is often referred to as the most important meal of the day. Recent studies have also indicated that children who miss breakfast and attend school hungry causes the student to lose more than two hours of learning per day. Research indicates that school breakfast programs have positive impacts in regards to:

  • Student punctuality and attendance
  • Student behaviour, concentration and engagement in class activities
  • Student academic outcomes
  • Student physical and mental health
  • Student awareness of healthy eating
  • Student food selection and food preparation skills

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.

The School Breakfast Program is proudly sponsored by the following organisation.

Rotary Club of Thuringowa

Sun Safety

Townsville has a huge number of sunny days per year, which is great, but if we don’t protect ourselves properly there are risks with spending time outside.

There is more to sun protection than sunscreen. Protect yourself in five ways:

  • SLIP on sun protective clothing
  • SLOP on SPF30 or above sunscreen
  • SLAP on a broad brimmed hat
  • SEEK shade
  • SLIDE on wraparound sunglasses

Download the Slip, Slop, Slap Tip sheet to print and display.

Sun Safety Initiative

As part of council’s ongoing commitment to sun safety, a yearly sun safety initiative is held in November during National Skin Cancer Action Week. Aimed at local sport and recreation organisations and the wider community the initiative is an opportunity to increase awareness of Skin Cancer, promote sun safe behaviours and provide items to help protect you against the sun.

Preventing skin cancer

Watch this short video by the Cancer Council to see some tips on staying safe in the sun!

Contact Us

Contact Townsville City Council’s Sport and Recreation team for more details about Get Active + Healthy.

Phone: 1300 878 001