Healthy Heroes Programme
Healthy heroes stems from an initiative by the Rotary Club of Wellington North and has been adopted by Rotary Clubs in District 9940 and 9970. The role of a Rotary Club entails approaching and working with schools to introduce the programme and cover the modest cost of programme materials.
Studies show that 31% of New Zealand children are overweight or obese, and this is carried through to adulthood. As a result obesity related illnesses are on the increase, and health costs are mounting.  Healthy Heroes challenges children 8 – 12 years to complete five daily tasks on five days out of seven for a period of 9 weeks. The challenges relate to physical activity, healthy eating, adequate sleep, mind stretching and helping others. The aim is to build healthy habits that will last a lifetime.
While the point of contact is the school it is implemented at home and parents /caregivers record results online or by the school who keep a register of participants, and their performance each week. The Rotary Club's role is to support the school.
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Wendy Creurer (Porirua Sundown)
Laury Sinclair