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Eating well helps keep us healthy and happy.  There are many reasons why it can be hard to eat well and many ways we can work together to try to make it easier.

We are working with others in our community on projects that will make it easier for children, young people and their families to:

  • Eat more vegetables and plant foods
  • Drink more water and drink less sugary drinks
  • Eat more locally grown and sustainable food

We know that our connection to food and our connection to the environment are strongly linked.

Which is why we are supporting our community to eat well in new and creative ways, like through the delivery of the Bellarine Youth Agents of Change Environmental Leadership Initiative (BYAC).

BYAC is a youth-led and whole-of-community approach to healthy eating and climate resilience. See the BYAC Framework here.

We would like to thank the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing for funding the delivery of BYAC through the Engage! 2022-2024 Grants Program.

See below for the projects we are piloting as part of the BYAC initiative. Click on the projects to find out more.

Find out more about our pilot projects:

Project Updates

  • Little Growers get into the garden at Portarlington Preschool

    Little Growers get into the garden at Portarlington Preschool

    Portarlington Preschool have been getting hands on in the veggie garden, setting up their garden beds ready for winter, as part of the Little Growers program. Little Growers sessions at the Preschool included a ‘building good soil’ workshop and two Story Times in the Garden with local librarian Nikki and Laura from the Healthy CommunitiesRead more

  • Brae Farmer and Farm My School

    Brae Farmer and Farm My School

    Head farmer from the award-winning Brae restaurant in Birregurra, Nina Breidahl has been appointed as the new regenerative farmer for the Farm My School pilot project on the Bellarine Peninsula. Farm My School is a not-for-profit association, working to transform unused land within schools, into regenerative market gardens providing food to the local community. Breidahl,Read more

If you would like to find out more about our Eat Well projects, please reach out!Email Now