It’s Your Move (IYM) began as a research project that saw Alfred Deakin High, Calwell High and Melrose High develop interventions to reduce unhealthy weight in adolescents. The project was supported by Deakin University, ACT Health and ACT Education.
Two of the schools received a significant decrease in students who were overweight or obese and two achieved a significant increase in students who ate five or more serves of vegetables a day. You can view the full results of the project in the evaluation report — Systems approach to reducing unhealthy weight in Australian adolescent: ACT “It’s Your Move!”
The success of the research pilot led to Phase Two of IYM that included 9 schools. Each school attended 3 innovation workshops led by Education Changemakers to develop a trial project. These projects have helped develop our How to Guides and Tip Sheets.