The AHOS Program offers dietetics students an opportunity to complete a paediatric service-learning placement based in purpose-built health hubs located on local primary school grounds.
Obesity is a major health issue in Broken Hill. As part of interventions to tackle obesity in this area, a healthy nutrition and exercise program, including parental engagement, has been developed to be delivered to Stage 2 pupils at local primary schools, as part of their PDHPE curriculum.
Students are expected to work as independent pairs, and make decisions about the AHOS program and its delivery in local and regional primary schools. Furthermore, students are expected to take on the role of project officer and learn about the delivery of the program in the wider community.
While in the school environment, students will also be expected to look at other aspects of nutrition health promotion like the school canteen, PDHPE and school websites/facebook sites.
If you would like to find out more about a dietetics placement in the Allied Health in Outback Schools program, please contact your university lecturer or the BHUDRH Education Support Officer, Rachel Lysaght.