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Cancer Council WA (Seminar Room)

15 Bedbrook Place

Shenton Park, Western Australia 6008

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WAHPSA welcomes you to attend our annual Networking Breakfast for an opportunity to learn from experts in the field who work with schools and agencies to promote health and understand how your agency can better meet the needs of schools.

A light, healthy breakfast will be provided on arrival, be prepared to network!

7.30-8.30am - breakfast and networking

8.30-10:00am - guest presenters (see bios below)

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  • FREE (Please reserve a ticket to secure your place)

RSVP by Monday 22nd October. Questions? Email wahpsa@gmail.com

We are honoured to host guest presenters, Gina Trapp, NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow (Telethon Kids Institure), Karen Lombardi, Talk Early Talk Often Research Project Coordinator (Telethon Kids Institute) & Dr Kylee Cox, Dietitian and Public Health Nutritionist (WA Country Health Service. Read more about them below.

Dr Gina Trapp

Gina is part of the Health Promotion and Education Research team with the Telethon Kids Institute. Her area of research expertise is children's physical activity & the built environment, children's active transportation, the influence of the neighbourhood food environment on eating behaviour, childhood obesity & nutrition.

Gina will be presenting on the Healthway funded research undertaken at TKI looking into obesogenic food environments around Perth schools as well as an outdoor food advertising study being conducted by students at Edith Cowan University.

Karen Lombardi

Karen is a current PhD Candidate and Research assistant with the Child Health Promotion Research Centre at Edith Cowan University.

Karen will be presenting on the Talk Early Talk Often project which is developing resources to support communication between parents and their Year 7 children about alcohol and cybersafety. The project aims to reduce the risk of harm to teenagers in the online environment with regards to alcohol use. The resources and information will be made available to parents of Year 7 students through their child’s school. The resources will be developed in 2018 and trialled in 2019. The program will comprise a Family Event held at the child’s school and online information for parents.

Dr Kylee Cox

Kylee is a dietitian and public health nutritionist who has worked in country health services for the past 25 years. Her PhD research examined breastfeeding determinants for country women and she currently works for the WA Country Health Service supporting community health programs for children, young people and their families in country WA.

Kylee has recently been involved in a joint review of health services for school aged children across WA and will be presenting an overview of the Review findings and recommendations.

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