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Welcome to the March health & wellbeing update for 2022!

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 

e:   |      p: 8551 5428

Ben & Molly Puppet Show
Bookings are now open for the Ben & Molly Healthy Living puppet show!
Ben & Molly are ready to visit your 4 year old Kinder to teach the children all about healthy eating and good oral health.
When: Term 2 (26th April - 24th June 2022)
            Tuesday’s and Thursday’s between 9:30am-3:30pm
To make a booking or if you have any enquiries, please click the link below. We look forward to seeing all your faces once again!
Click Here to Book
Be You | Information Sessions
Be You is an initiative that supports educators to promote and nurture the mental health and wellbeing of the children in their care. This initiative is recognised by the Achievement Program and can assist in meeting the Mental Health and Wellbeing Benchmark.

Throughout March, Be You is hosting multiple online information sessions for educators exploring the whole-setting approach to implementing Be You within your learning community.

If you are interested in registering to attend or would like more information, click the link below.
Be You Information Sessions
International Women's Day | Gender Equality
The theme for International Women’s Day this year is #BreakTheBias where we are encouraged to call out bias, smash stereotypes, break inequalities and reject discrimination. In recognition of International Women's Day, we wanted to share some resources and ways you can educate and inspire children to learn about gender equality.
  • Practice role modelling diverse gender roles
  • Read books that challenge gender stereotypes and embrace diversity
  • Celebrate achievements of women (e.g. athletes, educators, family members)
  • Watch videos of inspiring women
Help create a gender equal world today!
Gender Stereotype Resources
Nutrition Webinar | Packing a Healthy Lunchbox
Parents – looking for some useful and practical tips for creating healthy lunchboxes?
Join in on a FREE nutrition webinar held by CBCHS’ Paediatric Dietitian Jodi. Learn about the five food groups and how to pack a healthy lunchbox for your child!

When: Wednesday 30th March at 11:00am - 11:45am
Where: Online (Microsoft Teams)

Download the flyer to share with parents at your service or have them register below!
Click Here to Register
Harmony Week | 21-27 March 

Harmony Week is all about recognising the multiculturalism of Australia and celebrating inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all. 

Get involved and celebrate the cultural diversity of our country and your service! You could invite families to talk about their cultures, cook delicious foods from different cuisines, have lessons around Harmony Week topics (check out some lesson ideas here), dress in orange (the colour of Harmony Week), or anything else you can think of!

For more inspiration of how to get involved, check out the Harmony Week website below.

Harmony Week Website
National Ride2School Day | 25 March 
National Ride2School Day is coming up! Encourage your families and staff to ride, walk, scoot or skate to the service on Friday 25 March if they live locally.

If that's not possible, you could organise some activities at your service that gets the children, staff and families up and moving - like a morning group walk or a dance party!
Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants 2022 
A reminder that Woolworths and Landcare are offering grants of up to $1,000 for early learning services to help grow the next generation of environmental champions!

Projects that can be funded include: sustainable food production (vegetable, herb or bush tucker gardens), recycling and improving waste management practices
(setting up and managing compost or worm farms) or enhancing native habitats through learning about local ecosystems.

Applications close Friday 18th March. Find out more here.
Apply Today!
Looking for shareable, health and wellbeing information and opportunities in Kingston? Follow our Instagram page @Healthy_Kingston, and share it with your staff and service families! 
If your Early Childhood Service hosts or runs any relevant health and wellbeing initiatives or events be sure to let us know so we can share and support these with the community.
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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 8551 5428.
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