It's amazing how a community can come together and initiate change.
We would like everyone within the GenR8 community for your precious time and effort you have put in to making the healthy choice, the easy choice within the Southern Grampians community.
Health eating in the workplace
Southern Grampians Shire Council red, green and amber catering policy
Southern Grampians Shire Council event food policy
Western District Health Service Lakeview café changes – introducing 3 days of no chips and added healthy options
Healthy eating in schools
Dunkeld Consolidated School is reviewing the school canteen policy in aim of decreasing the amount of red and orange category foods.
Outside School Hours Club has introduced healthy cooking classes and afternoon teas for for the children in their afterschool care program.
Branxholme Wallacedale Community School have stopped selling Icey poles.
Healthy Eating in Sporting Clubs
Glenthompson Dunkeld Football Netball Club altered product placement and price of water to promote water as the Number 1 drink choice
Hamilton Junior Football League Carnival promoting water as number 1 drink choice (in collaboration with Wannon Water)
Mininera Junior u/12 football league stopped providing sports drinks
Mininera Junior u/12 football league no longer reward players with McDonalds Vouchers
Increasing healthy options at community events/venues
Hamilton Scouts are now providing water and fruit for snacks rather than cordial .
Western District Health Service have removed the sale of sugar-sweetened beverages, and have now ceased selling hot chips and increasing healthy choices 3 days per week.
Hamilton Indoor Leisure and Aquatic Centre (HILAC) have revamped their drinks fridge and have posters promoting water as the number one drink of choices (in collaboration with South West Sport. The café has begun offering healthier choices, smaller portion sizes (potato chips) and have relocated green foods in their display.
Glenthompson Community Association no longer provide sugar-sweetened beverages at their events.
Mother Goose Playgroup now provide fruit and vegetables for morning tea.
Mainly Music Playgroup now provide fruit and vegetables for morning tea.
Healthy Lunch packs were available at the North Hamilton Kindergarten Junior Obstacle Race
Healthy catering Regional Skate Park Carnival
Increasing water consumption
Combined Preschools of the Southern Grampians have introduced a water only policy within their centres
Southern Grampians Shire Council Family Day Care have introduced a water only policy (enforced by educators
Wannon Water provided a water refill station for the local Hamilton Junior Football Carnival
Increasing physical activity within the education setting
15 schools participating in Walk to School 2016
Tarrington Lutheran School weekly walking school bus
GenR8 Change workshops within a number of Southern Grampians Schools
Dunkeld Consolidated School Bike Bus
South Grampians Family Day Care educators leading healthy choices within their programs.
Runners club at Hamilton North Primary School
Increasing physical activity opportunities within the community
Hamilton Park Run (Bryan & Dianne Baerra)
Hamilton Vitality and Fitness Fun Run November 2016
North Hamilton Kinder successfully ran a junior obstacle course which is now an annual event
Hamilton's first Colourful Run April 2017
Western District Health Service Pop Up Health Shop at Youth Spring Break Event
Facebook page set up for Southern Grampians Shire Council Family Day Care educators to share information regarding healthy eating and physical activity strategies
GenHealth promoting health and wellbeing by offering a $1000 grant to a community group planning to act to improve health of our community
Being Well Expo
Local organisations and business pages (Southern Grampians Shire Council, Western District Health Service, Being Well Expo, GenR8 Change) increasing health related content shared on Facebook pages.
Healthy fundraising initiatives
North Hamilton Kindergarten Junior Obstacle Race
Garden seed fundraisers in local schools as an alternative to the chocolate sale fundraiser
Balmoral Community College ran ‘Food for Thought’ festival as a healthy fundraiser
The number of ABA ‘breastfeeding friendly’ approved cafés and organisations/venues in Hamilton has increased following the work of the GenR8 Change breastfeeding group
GenR8 Change breastfeeding working group held a community breastfeeding forum
GenR8 Change breastfeeding working group current advocating for a space in Hamilton CBD for breastfeeding and family care.
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