We’re offering all schools who register before Friday 17 December 2021 the chance to win an exclusive school visit from a researcher. This is a money can't buy experience that one lucky school can include in their Jump Rope for Heart program in 2022.
If you win, your students will learn about:
- How the human heart works
- What affects the health of your heart
- The incredible ways research and medical advancements can save lives.
But, you must register before Friday 17 December to go in the draw.
Early bird registrations close in
Students can learn from a young researcher they're helping to support
Dr Stephanie Partridge Senior Research Fellow, The University of Sydney
Dr Stephanie Partridge is a Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow and an Accredited Practising Dietitian.
With expertise in digital health, Stephanie is a strong advocate for the effective prevention of obesity and chronic diseases. Her research is focused on improving nutrition and physical activity behaviours in young people, to ultimately help prevent obesity and other chronic diseases in later life.
"My research focuses on scalable, low-cost and engaging technology-focused healthy lifestyle programs to improve eating behaviours, physical activity levels, and mental wellbeing of young people. By improving lifestyle behaviours in young people, my research ultimately aims to prevent obesity and its related illnesses in later life."
– Dr Stephanie Partridge
TextBites: text messages for teens on eating, physical activity and social wellbeing
Overweight and obesity affects nearly one in three Australian adolescents. It’s a serious issue with a long-lasting impact, as weight gain in youth is related to cancer, heart disease and diabetes in later life.
To help address this, Stephanie and her team have developed a simple engaging text message-based program called ‘TextBites’, where participants receive interactive information and advice on areas such as nutrition, physical activity and wellbeing.
“When adolescents are engaged and feel supported, then they have the capacity to drive change.”
– Dr Stephanie Partridge
Incredibly, TextBites is a co-designed program, meaning it has been developed in consultation with young people, for young people. By conducting this research, Stephanie aims to find out if a fun and supportive text message program can help young people improve weight and key lifestyle behaviours, physical activity, healthy eating and social wellbeing.
Learn more about Textbites in the video below