Do you remember Healthy Harold?
The friendly giraffe is still teaching children how to live a healthy lifestyle, and he has teamed up with The Hills mayor Yvonne Keane to help spread his messages.
Cr Keane is now an ambassador for Life Education, which is a not-for-profit organisation that encourages children to make safer and healthier choices.
The Healthy Harold program also teaches children about healthy eating, dealing with cyber bullying, online safety, and drug awareness.
“I am so proud to be an ambassador for Life Education," Cr Yvonne Keane said.
“As a mother of two school-aged kids, I can really see the benefits of creating healthy habits in the early years.”
Healthy Harold has been visitng schools across the country for the past 35 years, and sees more than 275,000 children and youth in NSW schools a year.
Former Mitchell MP and Life Education NSW chair Alan Cadman said Cr keane is one of 100 ambassadors, which include local, state and federal politicians and community leaders.
“With support from mayor Keane and the continuing support of The Hills, we can make a difference to the lives of more children and their communities so that generations of healthy, young Australians will be able to be the best people they can possibly be,” Mr Cadman said.
Cr keane’s appointment was recently announced at a Healthy Harold event at Samuel Gilbert Public School.