The CHANGE Project provides a range of free and low-cost activities across the region focused on improving physical activity, healthy eating and mental wellbeing.

Activities include fitness bootcamps, Parkrun, martial arts and boxing, yoga, meditation and mental wellbeing programs, dance classes, online healthy living programs, healthy eating workshops, kids soccer and laser tag. Click here to see the full list of activities.


The CHANGE Project 2018 Survey

We invited the community to share their ideas and aspirations for the future of the CHANGE Project through completing a survey. We gained valuable feedback about what you like about the program, where we can improve and you and your family’s active recreation needs.

You told us:

  • your favourite CHANGE Project activities are energise / fitness classes

  • your number one barrier to participating in active recreation is lack of spare time

  • the CHANGE Project has helped increase your physical activity levels (91% of participants), mental wellbeing (90% of participants) and healthy eating habits (72% of participants)

  • you love having access to beginner-friendly activities with welcoming environments (90% of participants) and affordable services (90% of participants)

  • you love participating in activities which are close to home (81% of participants)

  • you’d love to see more yoga and pilates classes and low-cost pay-as-you-go social sporting sessions in the future.

We're using the survey feedback to guide future strategies in promoting and providing opportunity for healthy and active living in the Region.

To find out more about the findings, view the survey results or the infographic below.


Further information

To find out more about the CHANGE Project, visit Council’s website, subscribe to the CHANGE Project newsletter Activate by emailing change@tr.qld.gov.au or contact Council on 4688 8614 or yoursay@tr.qld.gov.au

Updates

Is your child a fussy eater? Share hints and tips that have helped them to try new foods.

<p>The "Family Foodies" forum is a place for families in the region to provide online support, share tips and help build a healthy community. </p><p>Everyone is welcome to participate, however posts must be respectful, supportive and are not to contain offensive content or medical/nutritional advice. Qualified nutritionist (Karen Smith from Small Steps Nutrition) will answer questions from the "Ask the nutritionist" section each week, so feel free to pop your questions in there.</p><p>Happy sharing!</p>

Share some ways you encourage your kids to eat more fruit and vegetables.

<p></p><p>The "Family Foodies" forum is a place for families in the region to provide online support, share tips and help build a healthy community. </p><p>Everyone is welcome to participate, however posts must be respectful, supportive and are not to contain offensive content or medical/nutritional advice. Qualified nutritionist (Karen Smith from Small Steps Nutrition) will answer questions from the "Ask the nutritionist" section each week, so feel free to pop your questions in there.</p><p>Happy sharing!</p>
6) How did you find out about the CHANGE project (please select all that apply)? Required
7) What types of programs/initiatives do you believe are most important in supporting people in leading a healthy lifestyle (please tick all that apply) Required
14) Please select any of the following groups that you identify with Required
1) In the past 12 months, how often have you or members of your household participated in any of the regular CHANGE project activities? Required
Never
Tried 1-4 times
Monthly
Fortnightly
Weekly
More than once a week
This is the first time I've heard of this activity
Heart Foundation walking groups
Heartmoves classes
Healthy and Active classes (e.g. Energise)
Active Parks sessions (e.g. boot camps in parks)
Parkrun
Never
Tried 1 - 4 times
Monthly
Fortnightly
Weekly
More than once a week
Heart Foundation walking groups
Heartmoves classes
Healthy and Active classes (e.g. Energise)
Active Parks sessions (e.g. boot camps in parks)
Parkrun
2) Have these programs or initiatives helped you or members of your household to: Required
Yes
Somewhat
No
Unsure
N/A - have not participated
Increase physical activity
Improve knowledge of the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle
Increase awareness of the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle
Improve skills and confidence to lead a healthy lifestyle
Find or gain support for leading a healthy lifestyle
Gain access to affordable services
Gain access to services close to home
Gain access to services suitable to me (e.g. welcoming atmosphere, beginner level activities)
Connect with other people in your community
5) Have the FOODcents and/or Seed to Feed programs helped you or members of your household to: Required
Yes
Somewhat
No
Unsure
N/A - have not participated
Increase healthy eating (e.g. eating more fruit and vegetables)
Improve knowledge of the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle
Increase awareness of the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle
Improve skills and confidence to lead a healthy lifestyle
Find or gain support for leading a healthy lifestyle
Gain access to affordable services
Gain access to services close to home
Gain access to services suitable to me (e.g. welcoming atmosphere, beginner level activities)
Connect with other people in your community
11) Select the response that best describes how you feel Required
Strongly agree
Agree
Neutral
Disagree
Strongly disagree
Most days I feel a sense of accomplishment from what I do
I love learning new things
I generally feel that what I do in my life is valuable and worthwhile
I am always optimistic about my future
There are people in my life who really care about me
When things go wrong in my life it generally takes me a long time to get back to nornal
In general, I feel very positive about myself
12) Select the response that best describes how you have felt in the last week Required
All or almost all of the time
Most of the time
Some of the time
None or almost none of the time
I have felt calm and peaceful
I had a lot of energy
13) Thinking about your life as a whole, on a scale from 0-10 (with '0' being extremely unhappy and 10 being extremely happy) how happy are you? Required
0 - extremely unhappy
1
2
3
4
5 - moderately happy
6
7
8
9
10 - extremely happy
My general state of happiness is
3) Have you or members of your household participated in a FOODcents course (a six-week healthy cooking program) in the past 12 months? Required
4) Have you or members of your household participated in a Seed to Feed workshop (1/2 day learn to grow fruit and vegetables workshop) in the past 12 months? Required
8) Thinking about your routine at the moment, how often do you participate in 30 minutes of moderate physical activity each week (e.g.brisk walking, carrying light loads, slow cycling)? Required
9) How many serves of fresh, frozen or tinned vegetables do you eat each day (a serve being equivalent of half-a-cup of cooked or 1 cup of fresh vegetables/salad greens)? Required
10) How many serves of fresh, frozen or tinned fruit do you eat each day (a serve being the equivalent of a medium-sized apple/orange/banana, half-a-cup of tinned fruit or two apricots/kiwi fruit)? Required
Programs and Initiatives
The competition entry
A bit about you
15) How many of each of the below reside in your household (including yourself)?
Physical activity, healthy eating and mental well-being

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.

Which activities have you / members of your household participated in during the last 12 months? Please tick all that apply. Required
Which active recreational activities do you / members of your household regularly participate in? Please tick all that apply. Required
Which active recreational activities would you / members of your household like to regularly participate in but currently do not? Please tick all that apply. Required
Do any of the statements below describe barriers that stop / limit you or members of your household participating in active recreation? Please tick all that apply. Required
Please tick the statement below which best describes your current vegetable consumption habits. "I eat ___ serves (e.g. 1/2 cup cooked vegetables or 1 cup salad vegetables) of vegetables (including fresh, frozen and tinned vegetables) each day..." Required
Please tick the statement below which best describes your current fruit consumption habits. "I eat ___ serves (e.g. a medium sized apple/orange/banana, 2 apricots/kiwi fruit or 1/2 cup tinned fruit) of fruit (including fresh, frozen and tinned fruit) each Required
Please tick the programs, places and infrastructure which you believe are most important in supporting people in leading healthy lifestyles. Please tick all that apply. Required
How did you find out about the CHANGE Project? Please tick all that apply. Required
Please tick the groups below which reside in your household including yourself. Required
Please tick the groups below that you identify with. Please tick all that apply. Required
Please indicate if the CHANGE Project has helped you / members of your household in relation to the statements below. Required
Yes
Somewhat
No
Unsure
Access activities that are beginner friendly / provide welcoming environments
Access affordable services
Access services close to home
Find or gain social support for leading a healthy lifestyle
Improve mental wellbeing, e.g. improve happiness, reduce stress, increase optimism etc.
Improve skills and confidence to lead a healthy lifestyle
Increase awareness / knowledge of the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle
Increase healthy eating, e.g. eat more fruit and vegetables
Increase physical activity
Please tick the response below which best describes your experience of each statement over the last two weeks. Required
All of this time
Often
Some of the time
Rarely
None or the time
I’ve been able to make up my own mind about things
I’ve been dealing with problems well
I’ve been feeling close to other people
I’ve been feeling optimistic about the future
I’ve been feeling relaxed
I’ve been feeling useful
I’ve been thinking clearly
Have you / members of your household participated in a CHANGE Project activity in the past 12 months? To see a list of current activities go to www.tr.qld.gov.au/change Required
Please tick the statement below which best describes your current participation in physical activity. "I participate in 30 minutes of moderate (brisk walking, carrying light loads, slow cycling) physical activity..." Required
What is your gender? Required
What is your age bracket? Required
Which city / township do you live in or closest to? Required
Your details
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