The health disparity and social disadvantage between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children in NSW is a major public health concern.

Compared with their non-Aboriginal peers, Aboriginal children aged 5-16 years are 1.4 times more likely to be overweight or obese, exceed screen time recommendations on weekdays and engage in unhealthy eating habits.

This project offers a unique after-school program that encourages Aboriginal children to connect with their culture and focuses on culturally relevant activities chosen by the local Aboriginal community, including physical activities and healthy lifestyle choices.


NSW Health

Scheme name

Early-Mid Career Fellowships

Years funded

2017 – 2018

Lead institution

University of Wollongong

Project leaders