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Students As LifeStyle Activists (SALSA) is a peer-led leadership program designed to motivate students to increase physical activity and improve diet.Empower your students to become leaders and make better choices for their health. SALSA improves student communication and leadership skills, preparing them for the future.

Inspires Student Leadership

It starts when we train university students to be SALSA Educators:

Step 1 SALSA Educators (university students) will train volunteer Year 10 students as SALSA Peer Leaders during a one-day workshop held at schools.
The peer leaders will learn how to empower their younger peers about eating healthier foods and being physically active.

Step 2 SALSA Peer Leaders in teams of four will deliver 4 × 60 min lessons (or equivalent) to Year 8 students using a video, games and activities. The four lessons are: Simple Changes, Movement Matters, Food Choices and SALSA Actions.

Step 3 All students are encouraged to create an individual SMART goal and design a School Action Plan.

Student Agency

By participating in the SALSA program, students make simple changes to eat more fruit and vegetables and be more physically active. Students set their own goals and team-based school action plans.

Empower Your Students

By participating in the SALSA program, students make simple changes to eat more fruit and vegetables and be more physically active. Students set their own personal goals and team-based school action plans to create a supportive school environment for healthy food choices and physical activity.

Benefits For Your School

The program takes an innovative approach, where students drive both the teaching and learning process.

Year 10 students have the opportunity to apply leadership skills to increase student’s physical activity, fruit and vegetable intake, and a decrease in the consumption of sugary drinks. Each year schools receive a summary report of the benefits of participating in the SALSA program.

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Principals, teachers and participants have a lot to say about SALSA

Let’s Partner To Give Students A Voice

Contact us to learn more about our empowerment programs that give students a voice to create supportive environments in their school community.