Flinders grant supports healthy eating in Mount Gambier
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Flinders grant boosts healthy eating for Mount Gambier Children’s Centre

by Freya Lucas

March 05, 2024

The Mount Gambier Children’s Centre recently received a $2000 grant from Flinders University which is being used to boost healthy eating habits and hydration in children. 


Jointly funded by the Department of Human Services the funding is being used to encourage students and their families to cook healthy meals through a program which consists of two-hour weekly sessions over an eight week period, and will be held alternatively between the Children’s Centre and Melaleuca Park Primary School.


Children’s Centre community development coordinator Kerrin Donnelly spoke with local news source The Border Watch, sharing that the program was focusing on cooking for families to help young children in their preschool years develop healthy eating habits.


“It is about being able to increase families’ knowledge and information about healthy eating for the children and how they can overcome some of the struggles which young families sometimes have in terms of fussy eaters and providing suitable food for family mealtimes,” Ms Donnelly said.


“I am really looking forward to just seeing families enjoy some lovely stress-free, healthy mealtimes with their children and we have already held three sessions and the families involved are picking up some new knowledge and skills which has helped them better connect with the children which is also great to see.”


To read the original coverage of this story please see here.

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