Parenting practices, styles and modelling of behaviour influence their children’s dietary intake, movement and health behaviours. This report looks at how nutrition, movement, psychological health, surrounding environmental factors and socioeconomic factors influence childhood overweight and obesity within the home environment.
Tips for clubs and community programs seeking to increase migrant and refugee community participation in sport
The tips outlined in this guide come from the University of Melbourne’s 'Count Me In' program, which was very successful in getting young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds to participate in sport.
Participation in sport is an important way to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of young people. However, research by the University of Melbourne shows that young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds are missing out on the benefits of sport.
This report provides further discussion and recommendations from research into community sport participation in Victoria across ten popular sports.
This summary outlines key findings and insights into community sport participation in Victoria across ten popular sports. Now in its fourth year, this research, conducted jointly by VicHealth and Sport and Recreation Victoria, compares participation across age, sex and region in 2018 and compared to...
Developing a consensus statement on healthy eating and active living: VicHealth guide to best practice
There’s an urgent need for the government and health organisations to collaborate and turn the tide on childhood obesity. In response, VicHealth convened a roundtable of nine key organisations in 2017 to develop a consensus statement on healthy eating and active living.
Barriers and facilitators of sport and physical activity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and adolescents: a mixed studies systematic review
This review aims to combine existing literature regarding barriers and facilitators to physical activity and sports participation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
This research summary draws on the latest data on the benefits of walking for physical health, and mental and social wellbeing; as well as for the economy and environment. This summary is intended for people working in local government and community health organisations to support...
This document is part of a series that aims to help the sporting sector ‘do sport differently’ to attract, engage and retain Victorians who are less active in sport.