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Welcome to the August health & wellbeing update for 2022!

We would like to begin by acknowledging the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet at Central Bayside, the Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation, and pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people past, present and emerging, especially acknowledging the wisdom of Elders.

Each month, we aim to share resources, programs, grants, professional learning opportunities and events to help maximise wellbeing in your service.

The Health Promotion Team at Central Bayside Community Health Services (CBCHS) are always available to provide tailored support to help your services build a whole of service approach to health and wellbeing for children, staff and families, using initiatives like the Achievement Program and more! If you would like free support to build a positive and healthy environment within your service, please get in touch with our team to get started!

Take care,
Kayla - Health Promotion Team at CBCHS 

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Service Spotlight
Mini Garden Project at Noriter Bilingual Early Learning
At Noriter Bilingual Early Learning, Hannah the cook has been repurposing her food waste to grow fresh produce. Hannah has grown coriander, spring onions, pineapple and celery by saving the discarded roots and keeping them in water. Hannah has also grown carrots, a leek and a choko. Egg shells, mandarin/orange skins, tea leaves and coffee grounds are also valuable nutritional sources for gardening that Hannah has been repurposing. Hannah says “They are classified as food waste but they still have life in them to be re-used. Why do we throw them away if we have not made the best out of it yet? Let the food cycle continue.”  
The children at the service are so excited to see the produce growing every day and are always asking when is it ready to be used in their lunch! The staff have also been able to take some spring onions home, sharing the fresh produce with their families. This mini garden that Hannah has created has allowed her to slowly develop her gardening skills and helps contribute to caring for the environment. An added bonus is the ability to repurpose and reuse jars, containers and tins that other foods have come in as ‘pots’ for the new produce to grow!
We love hearing from our services and showcasing what amazing work they are doing. If you have something you would like to share with us, please get in touch by emailing  
Paediatric Physiotherapy at CBCHS
Did you know that at Central Bayside Community Health Services we have a Child Development department with services including paediatric dietetics, paediatric occupational therapy and paediatric physiotherapy? Click here to find out more about the services on offer and to share this flyer with your service community. You may also wish to visit our website
Rylee, the Paediatric Physiotherapist has developed a checklist for educators to identify gross motor skills of Kindergarten aged children and when to refer to a physio if there is an area of concern. Check out the checklist below. 
Educator Checklist
Keeping Teeth Healthy - NEW resource
Dental Health Services Victoria has released a new resource for families to help fight tooth decay. The resource provides useful tips and practical advice to care for the gums and teeth of young children.

Print out the resource below or include it within your newsletter to share with families.
Keeping Teeth Healthy Factsheet
10 Healthy Snacks in 10 Minutes
Snacks are an important part of a child’s food intake. Snacks are a great way to help make sure children are eating all the nutrients that they require to learn, play, grow and develop. Click below for some fast, easy and delicious snacks ideas!
Healthy Snack Ideas
This Girl Can Week | 12 - 18 September
This Girl Can celebrates women and girls getting active, regardless of their background, ability, age or body shape. This Girl Can Week is all about encouraging more women and girls to give physical activity a go or return to exercise after a break. Check out the This Girl Can Facebook page and share it with your service community to find local events and opportunities to get active!
The Health Promotion Team at CBCHS is funded by the Department of Health, allowing us to offer free, tailored health and wellbeing support to your early childhood service.

If you'd like to find out more about how we can support your service,
get in touch with Kayla on or 8587 0205.
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