Three-Step Model

SALSA involves university students, Year 10 students and Year 8 students in an educational three step process.

Step 1: SALSA Educators (university students) train volunteer Year 10 students to be SALSA Peer Leaders for the program, during a one-day workshop. The peer leaders learn about nutrition and physical activity and acquire skills in group facilitation and leadership.

Step 2: Peer leaders deliver four lessons to Year 8 students using the peer leader’s manual as a guide. Students learn about nutrition and physical activity through videos, games and activities and are guided by the Peer Leaders to critically analyse the barriers to living a healthy lifestyle.

Step 3: Wider dissemination of healthy lifestyle information occurs when students from the Year 8 classes develop a personal goal and a community action plan.

3-Step Model