Specifically designed to be a diabetes prevention primary and secondary education effort, Exercise to Beat Diabetes is based on the premise that to teach principles of healthy eating and active lifestyles to young people, the learning medium needs to be fun, active, and engaging. Students participate in modified sports designed to be played by both females and males of all skill and fitness levels. In addition to high levels of physical activity, coaches and mentors share healthy eating principles and messages derived from diabetes prevention material promoted by governments and health providers. These key messages are delivered by elite athlete heroes and integrated into Exercise to Beat Diabetes sports clinics and events using T-shirts, banners, and other multimedia. Visuals combined with catchy slogans increase the interest in and the retention of the messages.
Tongan Schools Turbo Touch - Exercise to beat Diabetes
Delivered in partnership with Turbo Touch Tonga, the Tongan Schools Turbo Touch Diabetes Prevention Project offers a fun and engaging way for participants to be active, get fit, and learn about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity in preventing the onset of diabetes. The project was launched at Tonga High in March of 2019. The central element of the Tongan Schools Project is Turbo Touch, a cross-training option incorporating the skills of Netball, Rugby, Rugby League and Basketball. Turbo Touch promotes exercise whilst developing fundamental movement skills. Incorporated into the program are a range of "Eat Healthy - Be Active" messages delivered through interactive mediums and processes. Participating schools receive a Turbo Touch - Exercise to Beat Diabetes kit, and nominated staff and students participate in a "Train the Trainer" program. Pacific Assist's objective is to deliver Eat Healty - Be Active messagaes to as many Tonga youth as possible. To apply to become a Turbo Touch - Exercise to Beat Diabetes school, complete the Turbo Touch - Exercise to Beat Diabetes registration form.
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