Children-Early Years (0-5 years)

Children-Early Years (0-5 years)

Please go to Children-Primary School for 5-12 year olds.

SHDH Children's Health Services Brochure

The team at Health Promotion are available to support parents, pre-schools and child care facilities with young children from birth to 5 years. Early childhood is an important time for setting the foundations for children's health and wellbeing.

Please click on the links below to download health promoting ideas and resources. 

Eat.Move.Smile. Early Years Newsletter

The Eat.Move.Smile Early Years newsletter includes information on healthy eating, physical activity and oral health for children up to 5 years of age. It is published each term and is distributed to pre-schools, childcare centres and Maternal and Child Health to be provided to families. It can be accessed by clicking on the link below or contact us at Health Promotion.

Healthy Beginnings

Expecting a baby? Come along to 'Healthy Beginnings' to help you get off to the right start with information about how to fuel your changing body and what to expect.

See more here, and go to Pregnancy and Birth for detailed information about our services.

INFANT program

The INFANT program is a designed to provide the opportunity for parents of young children to learn about healthy eating and active play in a relaxed and supportive environment. The focus is on learning about key messages from each other with guidance and advice available from a health professional. There are 4 sessions over the first year of life. The program is free to attend for you and your child. 

See more here, or contact Health Promotion on 5033 9337 to book into a session relevant to your needs.

Maternal & Child Nutrition

Accredited Practising Dietitians with additional qualifications in paediatric nutrition are available for outpatient appointments. They provide individual consultations regarding nutrition and diet related requirements for women at any stage of pregnancy and children from birth through childhood.

No referral is required. 

Contact Dietetics on 5033 9337 to book an appointment. 

Smiles 4 Miles

Smiles 4 Miles is an initiative of Dental Health Services Victoria which aims to improve the oral health of children and their families in high risk areas across Victoria. Smiles 4 Miles assists early childhood services to encourage and promote good oral health habits and healthy eating among children in their care. The program focuses on 3 key messages: Eat well, Drink well and Clean well. Establishing sound oral health and healthy eating habits from an early age gives children the best chance of maintaining good oral health in adulthood.

If you would like more information please contact Elise at Health Promotion on 5033 9337 or email ekelly@shdh.org.au.

 

New Mother's Group

This program is designed for new mums and provided through Swan Hill Rural City Council Maternal & Child Health Services, see details on website here.  

For more information or to book into the program please contact your Maternal & Child Health Nurse phone: (03) 5032 1329.

For details on this or other nutrition sessions on topics such as introduction to solids, fussy eating or maternal nutrition please contact Health Promotion phone: (03) 5033 9337.

Children-Primary School

Physical activity options for 0-5 years

2017 Eat.Move.Smile. Early Years Newsletters Term 1  Term 2  Term 3      

Useful links:

www.raisingchildren.net.au

www.parenthub.com.au

Contact:

Health Promotion

Address:    60 McCrae St. Swan Hill

Phone:       03 5033 9337

Email:        hpreception@shdh.org.au

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