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The Healthy New Communities Project promotes physical activity and healthy eating within refugee communities settled in the Logan area (Queensland, Australia).
We do this by working in partnership with:
We have developed many resources to share with you. If you would like to use them, please see our terms and conditions at the end of the page.
A description of the Healthy New Communities physical activity projects, videos and other resources
Project activities, nutrition resources, including infant feeding, food safety videos and other resources
The importance of food gardening, a description of project activities, including the Elm Park Community Garden, and lists our gardening resources
Describes the Healthy New Communities teaching resources that we would like to share with you. There are sessions on physical activity, nutrition, food safety and food gardening
Our project has focussed on producing simple English resources. Many of our resources are audio and pictorial videos with English captioning. The rationale for choosing this format rather than translating material was:
These simple English resources are culturally tailored to be appropriate for people from a range of diverse backgrounds. A cartoon format has been used for many of the videos, with characters from a range of ethnicities. This has been done so that consumers don't feel that the resources have been created for one particular cultural group.
All videos have been reviewed by people from emerging communities and by English literacy teaching experts and their feedback incorporated.
The resources are appropriate for people with different levels of English competence. By pausing the videos, they can also be used with interpreters for non-English speakers. Watch our video below as an example.
Staying Healthy in Australia describes the issues relating to changes in diet and physical activity for many people settling in Australia. It also provides information on healthy eating and physical activity.
The Healthy New Communities project is an initiative of the Logan Community Health Action Plan, which is funded by Queensland Health.
The Healthy New Communities Reference Group includes people from the following organisations:
Metro South Health supports and encourages the dissemination and exchange of information. Metro South Health has no objection to the resources on this website material being used or reproduced, provided: