biggest recess

what is the biggest recess?

The Biggest Recess

The first Biggest Recess was held on 28 October 2016 across NSW as part of Children’s Week and will be held again on Friday 26 October 2018. The Office of the Advocate for Children and Young People, with the involvement of the Department of Premier Cabinet and NSW Health, will launch the Biggest Recess again this year on Friday 26 October 2018.

This is a great opportunity to focus attention on childhood health through awareness and education in a positive and fun environment.

The aim of the Biggest Recess is to encourage adults to play a positive role to improve childhood health by thinking about their behaviour around exercise and healthy eating and how this influences the children in their lives.

Last year hundreds of organisations across NSW all took a break out of their busy working day to enjoy a healthy snack and participate in fun activities. 

It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that the children of today grow up healthy and well so they can live full and active lives through a balance of exercise and healthy eating. We all play a part in influencing the behaviours and habits of the children in our lives.

The Biggest Recess is a light-hearted and interactive event that centres around role modelling for adults, parents and guardians to promote healthy behaviours to the children in their lives.

This is an aligned effort towards the Premier’s Priority.

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