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Welcome to the February health & wellbeing update for 2023!

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.

We hope that you have had a restful and safe holiday break, and that you have had the chance to relax and connect 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 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: 8587 0205

Cooks Network Session 1 2023!
Please join us for the first Cooks Network session of 2023. Share this invitation with your service cook! New Long Day Care services and their cooks are welcome to join at any time. If you are interested in attending please RSVP below or if you would like further information please don't hesitate to reach out. 
Cooks Network RSVP
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 Welcome Poster
Healthy Lunchbox Week 
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.
Healthy Lunchbox Week is an initiative of Nutrition Australia and aims to provide inspiration for Australian families to create and prepare easy, healthy and enjoyable lunchboxes.
Key activities and events during Healthy Lunchbox Week to share with your service families:
  • Packed with Goodness free webinar | February 9 2023. Delivered by Cancer Council WA where they will share tips for packing a healthy lunchbox, healthy alternatives and label reading. Register to attend here.
  • Australia’s Healthiest Lunchbox Competition | Opens January 23 2023 - Closes February 18. Children are encouraged to create their best-balanced lunchbox to encourage healthy eating habits. To enter click here.
There are a range of different resources and inspo that can be shared with families, parents and staff on the Healthy Lunchbox Website – check it out below!
Healthy Lunchbox Week Resources
Safer Internet Day
Technology and the internet is a big part of our lives. It is important that ourselves and our children are safe when online. Safer Internet Day aims to help create safer online spaces for all.

Find a range of resources, parent & carer webinars & videos on the campaign webpage below. Some resources may need to be adapted for a younger audience.
It’s never too early to start teaching safe online practices!
Safer Internet Day Resources
Annual Grants Program
Applications for Kingston’s Annual Grants 2023-2024 have opened! Applications opened Monday 30th January and close midnight Thursday 30th March 2023. The Annual Grants Program provides opportunity for Council to work in partnership with the local community.
Areas of support include - Health and Welfare, Community Support, Arts and Culture, Sport and Recreation, Environment and Hall hire costs within Kingston.

To see if your service is eligible checkout the Community Grants Guidelines 2023-2024.  
Annual Grants Program Information
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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