Why is it important to Eat Well!

There are lots of reasons why it can be hard for families to eat well at home, and many things which make it easier. 

Over 2018-19 we asked families who live on the Bellarine Peninsula what makes it hard and what makes it easier to eat vegetables and drink water (and not sugary drinks!). Click below to find out what we were told!

Families and veggies

BCH strives for excellence in community palliative care through the most innovative use of available resources and providing planning of care using evidence-based strategies.

Some of the things which make it easier for families to eat vegetables are making them fun and getting used to the taste! Our friends at Golden Plains Shire have created a placemat that can be used to encourage children to taste new vegetables.  

How to use the placemat? 

Print the placemat in colour. Place a sticker (or laminate the placemat and draw on with marker) on a coloured section when your child tastes vegetable of this colour. Learn about different vegetables on the other side with fun and interactive pictures.

Download Here

Choose Water Every Day to drink well at home

Finding your favourite way to drink water can help families to drink more water at home. Download our Choose Water Every Day children’s activity sheets below to find out all the fun ways to drink water and great reasons to do so!

What is your favourite hydration creation?

For more fun water activities and to find out about the other ways we are working to make it easier for our community to drink water, click here

Ever had a Vegetable Dance Party?

Watch this fun video below by Polyglot Theatre and get inspired to make your own funky veggie characters!

More veggie activities for families

Being surrounded by vegetables from a young age helps us to eat more vegetables as we grow. See below some creative ways for families to learn with vegetables from UNICEF. 

More veggie activities for families

If you would like further support to help your family eat well, or to find out about our other projects, contact the Healthy Communities team by email healthycommunities@bch.org.au