The goal of our grants and funding program is to support high quality initiatives and to foster and fund collaborations that drive real health and wellbeing impact that reduces obesity and health inequities aligned with 1 or more of the following 5 themes:
To improve nutrition and health literacy to achieve the recommended daily intake of the 5 core food groups and limit the intake of discretionary foods.
The aim is to increase the number of Queenslanders meeting the Australian Dietary Guidelines (2013), Infant Feeding Guidelines (2012), for amounts and types of foods that we should consume every day, in each life stage for good health and to reduce the risk of disease.
2. Physical Activity
To promote an increase in levels of physical activity and decrease in levels of sedentary behaviour.
The aim is to increase the number of Queenslanders meeting the national Physical activity and exercises guidelines for all Australians in each life stage for good health and to reduce the risk of disease.
To promote healthy sleep habits, which is 1 of the keys to good health – and a key to maintaining health weight, with a priority to promote healthy childhood sleep habits.
The aim is to increase the number of Queenslanders meeting the age-appropriate national guidelines for recreational screentime and sleep.
To improve the wellbeing of all Australians at all stages of life, to be strong in self and culture, active and healthy, happy and resilient, learning and exploring, and capable and connected.
Activities supporting wellbeing in children should also align with the Queensland Children’s Wellbeing Framework.
5. Health Equity
Promoting health equity and reducing burden of disease by identifying and addressing social, economic, environmental factors and systematic barriers impacting on the health and wellbeing of all Queenslanders.
Activities aligning with the objectives of the Queensland Unleashing the potential: an open and equitable health system Report and the National Preventative Health Strategy 2021-2030.
Health equity should be emphasised for priority populations and Queenslanders who are burdened unfairly due to the wider determinants of health.
Last updated 20 February 2023