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Table 3 Self-assessment against award program criteria for primary schools

From: Developing an award program for children's settings to support healthy eating and physical activity and reduce the risk of overweight and obesity

Criteria Achieved
%
Planned to be achieved within 6 mths
%
Planned for the future
%
Not planned at this stage
%
NA
%
No response
%
Total
%
1. The school has a strategy in place to promote drinking water throughout the school day, especially during physical activity (eg water bottles). Only water is permitted in classrooms. 81.3 18.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0
2. The school has a strategy in place to encourage fresh fruit and vegetable consumption every day in school breaks (eg fresh fruit/veg break or crunchy fruit and veg play lunch). 62.5 25.0 6.3 6.3 0.0 0.0 100.0
3. High sugar drinks (eg soft drinks) are excluded from the canteen/lunch order menus, other food services and vending machines (if applicable). Students and parents are requested not to bring these drinks to school. 50.0 18.8 25.0 6.3 0.0 0.0 100.0
4. The sale of chips, lollies, chocolate and fried foods are restricted from canteen/lunch order menus, other food services and vending machines. Students and parents are requested not to bring these foods to school. 31.3 18.8 43.8 6.3 0.0 0.0 100.0
5. Play equipment that encourages physical activity is made available to students at lunchtimes and breaks (eg balls, skipping ropes, bats). 81.3 6.3 12.5 0 0.0 0.0 100.0
6. Prep to Grade 6 students participate in 20-30 minutes of physical education per day (on average). 56.3 18.8 12.5 6.3 0.0 6.3 100.0
7. A whole school curriculum plan consistent with the Victorian Essential Learning Standards that promotes healthy eating and physical activity is in place. 37.5 37.5 18.8 6.3 0.0 0.0 100.0
8. The school promotes healthy, active and safe travel through a whole of school activity (eg Walking school bus, travel planning, walk and ride to school days, a walking challenge) at least one day per term. 31.3 31.3 25.0 12.5 0.0 0.0 100.0
9. Parents and caregivers receive regular updates on healthy eating and physical activity (eg newsletter inserts, parent information sessions) which include recommendations, ideas and strategies to support children's health and wellbeing. 43.8 25.0 18.8 12.5 0.0 0.0 100.0