Opportunities to improve the health and wellbeing of our community are all around us. You have the ability to influence the way your world works. Whether it's in your school or early childhood service, at your local sporting club or across your entire community, you can make a difference. When we all work together, we can create a healthier community for everyone.
The places where you spend your time have an impact on your health. Think about the places you go: your school, your local park, your shops and your neighbourhood. Are they safe and welcoming for everyone? Can you walk or cycle to them? Do they support healthy choices? You have the power to make a change for better health and wellbeing. Start a conversation today.
Strong, vibrant and connected communities are healthy communities. Get to know your local community. Connect with your local government. Explore your local groups and sporting clubs. And think about how you can help to create a friendlier, safer and healthier place for everyone.
Raising strong, healthy and happy children is important to all of us. Think about the messages children encounter, the places where they spend their time; and the role models they admire. Do the messages consistently promote good health? Are the places as safe and healthy as they can be? Are their role models positive and inclusive? Talk to the people around you. You have the power to make a difference.
As part of the Playground to Plate grants scheme, the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education and Training, the Achievement Program and the Healthy Eating Advisory Service (HEAS) have formed an active collaboration that draws on and leverages each other’s work to assist schools to deliver pleasurable food education and facilitate a whole-school approach to health and wellbeing.
More Victorian children will be digging in and learning healthy habits for life with kitchen garden programs in schools set to grow through the Playground to Plate grants scheme.