THE OPAL STORY
The OPAL program completed its five-year tenure in the City of Port Adelaide Enfield at the end of June 2015.
Since its inception in 2010, the OPAL program strived to improve the health and wellbeing of children and families in the community by covering a range of healthy eating and physical activity themes.
Overall, the OPAL program investment totalled $1,195,000 in resources and resulted in a myriad of activities including:
- More than 30,000 pieces of health promoting merchandise and 90,000 healthy eating and physical activity written resources distributed to families.
- More than 2000 children attended four different healthy eating/physical activity educational theatre shows.
- 1000 tomato seedlings were distributed to schoolchildren to promote home gardening.
- Over 200 staff and community members who work with families in the community were skilled in healthy eating and physical activity through various training sessions.
- More than 1000 community members were surveyed on what they would like to see in local parks and places.
- Eight park activation events were held, attended by more than 600 members of the community.
- The Shoot for the Moon community pedometer challenge had over 600 participants recording nearly 119 million steps.
- 12 Magic Harvest gardening programs were supported by at least 170 participants learning the basics of vegetable gardening; and
- Six water fountains were installed in local parks.
For more information about the OPAL themes, check out the information sheets below.