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Health and Wellbeing Tips

Healthy eating

Healthy eating tips

Want to eat healthily but don't know where to start? The key to healthy eating is to eat a variety of foods. This will help you achieve a well-balanced diet and good nutrition and help prevent disease.

Check out some of these tips here at the Better Health Channel.

Healthy recipes

LiveLighter aims to encourage Australian adults to lead healthier lifestyles - to make simple changes to what they eat and drink, and to be more active.

Also check out the Better Health Channel website for hundreds of healthy meal ideas. You can search by meal type, ingredients, dietary requirements and more.

 

Community gardens

Community gardens are places where people come together to grow food. The benefits of involvement in community gardens include improved health and wellbeing, environmental sustainability, food security, social inclusion, education and training, economic development, cultural vitality and community resilience.

More information on community gardens

 

Getting active

Whether it's riding a bike, walking or playing in a local park, getting out and about in your community is easy and can be more fun that you think.

Read more information about getting active

PartySafe

Parties can be a great opportunity for people of all ages to socialise and make new friends. However, parties can sometimes lead to unwanted surprises such as gatecrashers, guests becoming drunk, violence and complaints from neighbours.

In Greater Dandenong, the PartySafe program can help hosts plan and enjoy safer parties that will be remembered for all the right reasons.

Registering your party with Victoria Police shows that you are making the effort to be responsible for what happens at your event. PartySafe provides you with useful hints and tips about security issues, alcohol use and young people and your legal responsibilities as the party host.

Register with PartySafe

To register visit the Victoria Police's Party Safe website. Download and fill out the form on the website and take to the police station closest to where your event will be held (Springvale or Dandenong Police Station) at least one week before the party. 

By registering with PartySafe, you are providing police with the necessary information to help them respond should they be called to your party.

Helpful websites

Parents' Voice - Parents’ Voice is an online network of parents who are interested in improving the food and activity environments of Australian children.

The Healthy Eating Advisory Service -The Healthy Eating Advisory Service aims to help organisations provide and promote healthier foods and drinks to improve the health of all Victorians.

Australia's Physical Activity Guidelines -The Department of Health have factsheets for every age group about how much physical activity is needed to for long term positive health and wellbeing.

Grow and Thrive Resources - Grow and Thrive provides information on children's learning, health and development for early childhood educators, primary teachers and families.

Australian Dietary Guidelines - Australian Dietary Guidelines provides advice about the amount and kinds of foods that we need to eat for health and wellbeing.

Better Health Channel - Better Health Channel provides health and medical information to improve the health and wellbeing of people and the communities they live in.

Nutrition Australia - Nutrition Australia provides a range of information, resources and services to support healthy eating.

VicHealth - Vichealth A world-first health promotion foundation, VicHealth focuses on promoting good health and preventing chronic disease.

Cancer Council - Cancer Council Victoria provides a range of information such as how to prevent cancers, support services and living with cancer.

Diabetes Australia - Diabetes Australia Victoria is a consumer body representing people with diabetes in Victoria; includes information on the diabetes, local support groups, and links to health professionals.

Heart Foundation - Heart Foundation focuses on heart disease prevention for all Australians and provides information about making healthy choices and for those living with heart conditions.