For the first time, Mallee District Aboriginal Services (MDAS) Mildura coordinated a big community event that was promoted as tobacco free, alcohol free and sugar free.
Check out the YouTube video, ‘Healthy Decisions. Deadly Decisions’, of the MDAS Deadly Choices launch!
NRL legend and Deadly Choices ambassador Preston Campbell spoke passionately about how staying healthy and strong has been important throughout his life.
The launch was full of fun, games and relaxation activities for everyone!
There were loads of things happening, including meditation and yoga, tai chi, Indigenous games, touch rugby, Zumba, face painting and drum beats.
MDAS put on a deadly, healthy barbecue lunch with multigrain breads, salads and lean meats (no sausages!) and there was fresh fruit and chilled water available.
There was also signage at the entrance to Nowingi Place to let everyone know that the event was tobacco, alcohol and sugar free. If anyone arrived with a soft drink they were asked to not bring it in.
“Everyone was very welcoming of the event being tobacco, alcohol and sugar free, especially when we had a yarn with Community about why we were doing it.”
Jade Klaebe, Prevention and Health Promotion Officer, MDAS.
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