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Welcome to the first health & wellbeing update for 2022!

We hope that you have had a restful and safe holiday break, and that you have had the chance to relax and reconnect with your family, friends and yourself!

We're incredibly excited for the new year and the opportunities that it brings to work with your services to create healthy environments where the children and staff can thrive and be supported in their wellbeing. We're looking forward to connecting (and re-connecting) with you over the coming months. As usual, each month we will 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

Healthy Lunchbox Week | 6 - 12 February 

Did you know that children consume around 30% of their daily food intake at school or kinder? Most of this comes from their own lunchboxes! What children eat during their day plays a big role in their learning, development and wellbeing.

So Healthy Lunchbox Week aims to inspire Australian families to create and prepare easy, healthy and enjoyable lunchboxes by:

  • Providing healthy lunchbox ideas and recipes
  • Ensuring a balance across the five food groups in lunchboxes
  • Building awareness of lunchbox food safety
There is a whole range of resources and inspo that can be shared with families, parents and staff  on the Healthy Lunchbox Week website - check it out below!
Healthy Lunchbox Week Website
Making all families feel welcome!

With new families and children joining your service in the new year, it's so important to make them feel welcome!

Kingston is home to families of so many diverse cultures, so why not display the Victorian Inclusion Agency's (VIA) "Welcome" poster  at your service! The printable poster shows how to say ‘hello’ in some of the most common languages spoken in Victoria. There’s also space to add any other languages spoken in your local community.

Download the VIA's Welcome Poster
Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program:
Information Session for Early Childhood 

A reminder to join in on this free webinar to learn more about the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program through an early childhood focus. In this webinar, you'll be introduced to the philosophy of pleasurable food education to form positive food habits as well as how you can implement your own kitchen garden program at your service.

When: 28 February 2022, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Where: Online - Zoom
For more more information or to register, click the link below.

Kitchen Garden Program for Early Childhood Information Session
Professional Development - We want to hear from you!

If you haven't already, our team would love for you to complete our survey to hear from you and your fellow staff on what health and wellbeing professional development opportunities you would like to participate in throughout 2022. Complete the quick the survey below to tell us!

Professional Development Ideas Survey
Cooks Network Expression of Interest

This year, together with Caulfield Community Health Service we are looking to establish a brand new networking opportunity for Long Day Care (LDC) centre cooks. The network will be an opportunity for cooks to learn new skills, share recipes and ideas as well as come together and interact with other LDC cooks from the area.

We would love to hear from your centre’s cook on their interest in participating within the network!

Please forward this quick EOI on to your centre cooks.   

Cooks Network Expression of Interest Survey
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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