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HUNTER FATHER-DAUGHTER PROGRAM WINS NATIONAL AWARD

A programme pioneered in the Hunter, to strengthen the bond between dads and daughters, has won a national award.

The University of Newcastle team behind the DADEE project today received NAPCAN’s Play Your Part Award in Canberra.

The study – Dads and Daughters Exercising and Empowered – has been shown to improve social-emotional wellbeing and physical activity of girls.

So far, 270 dads and 340 daughters have taken part, and funding has been extended to reach more families.

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