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Frankston Preschool recognised as a health promoting early childhood service

This blog was written by Madeline Tatham, a Health Promotion Practitioner at Peninsula Health. Frankston Preschool has become just the second early childhood service in the Frankston-Mornington Peninsula region as of January this year, to accomplish all six Achievement Program health priority areas. For this it’s received State Government recognition as a health promoting early […]

Tennis club creates a welcoming environment for LGBTIQ community

This blog was written by Chris Kirkpatrick, Health Promotion Practitioner at Peninsula Health.   Sporting clubs can create a powerful ripple effect far beyond the playing field for LGBTIQ people and their allies. There are strategies clubs can adopt to make everyone; the players, the umpires, the volunteers and the spectators, feel that they belong […]

The Community Plate

This blog was written by Nikki Hale, Health Promotion Practitioner at Peninsula Health. The Community Plate is a local collaboration looking for ways to make better connections between our local community and healthy food. It can be hard to keep our body, environment, and community healthy when we are surrounded by unhealthy food a lot […]

Success of trials to increase healthy options at local leisure centres

This blog is written by Evangelia Nikolitsis and Andie Murphy, Health Promotion Practitioners at Peninsula Health. Unhealthy food and drinks are often the most heavily promoted and readily available, and this is something we are working to change at local leisure centres. Together with our local Councils, Frankston City and Mornington Peninsula Shire, and the […]

Local Primary School Kids have their say on smoking

This blog is written by Belinda Tascone, Health Promotion Practitioner at Peninsula Health. On Wednesday the 11th of December 2019, Peninsula Health and Frankston City Council hosted a celebration event to acknowledge the success of the Smoke Free PA System Project, and to thank local Frankston Primary School students for their involvement in the project. […]

Breakthrough in connecting community with healthier options

On Monday the 2nd of September, Peninsula Health and Monash Health hosted the first ever South East Food and Drink Expo. The expo saw 10 food distribution companies set up their own stalls and provide samples of the healthier food and drink options that they can offer to food vendors. Attendees included people from sport […]

Somers Primary – A healthy school community receives recognition

Pictured: Tope Adepoyibi Head of Achievement Program, Somers Primary School students and Kristen Young, Health Promotion Practitioner, Peninsula Health.  This blog is written by Kristen Young, Health Promotion Practitioner at Peninsula Health. Somers Primary School’s hard work towards creating a healthy school environment paid off last term when students excitedly welcomed Head of the Achievement […]

Kids get into the garden as part of healthy eating education

This blog is written by Peninsula Health, Health Promotion Practitioner Madeline Tatham. Congratulations to Capel Sounds Educational Child Care Centre and Kindergarten in Tootgarook! The Centre has recently put into place some amazing ideas to create a healthy environment for their children, staff and families. With a focus on promoting healthy eating, the children love […]

Encouraging healthy eating in local schools

This February, Kananook Primary took great strides towards becoming a health promoting school by receiving recognition from the Achievement Program for Healthy Eating. This is quite an accomplishment thanks to the passionate parents who ignited the whole school community to create a thriving kitchen garden program. These parents, headed up by parent Rebecca Gaiwski, are […]