Healthy Towns has been expanded!  Now including more areas, age groups and time to enable as many people as possible to get involved. Being active, walking and biking from place to place helps the environment and makes whole communities healthier.

We’re seeking kids and their families, and young adults to participate in an exciting new ‘Healthy Town’ project. This project aims to help make it easier for everyone to walk and cycle to places.

As a participant in this project, you’ll:

  1. Be trained as ‘citizen scientist’.
  2. Download the free Our Voice Discovery Tool app on your smartphone.
  3. Take a ‘discovery walk and record photos and comments, describing things that make it easier or harder to be active, exercise, walk or bike in your neighbourhood.
  4. Get together with your fellow citizen scientists to discuss and analyse your findings.
  5. Present your ideas for improvement to local leaders.

How to express interest

For this pilot project, until the end of Term 2 we’re seeking 10 children between 10 and 12 years old (with one parent/guardian each) from each of the following suburbs, and their surrounding areas:

  • Cambooya 
  • Wilsonton 
  • Harristown 
  • Oakey 
  • Highfields 

We’re also seeking 10 young adults 18 to 24 years old residing in Toowoomba to participate in the project.

To register or find out more contact Tracy at USQ on 07) 3812 6178, or tracy.kolbe-alexander@usq.edu.au.

Participation prizes

Everyone who participates will go into the draw to win a Healthy & Active pack valued at $200 including a Fitbit, healthy cookbooks, a backpack, bike equipment and water bottle.

 

USQ, Toowoomba Regional Council, STRP (Obesity Prevention Focus Group), TSBE and the Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN have partnered with the Stanford Our Voice Initiative to implement this project across the Toowoomba Region.