Eat Well, Play Well nutrition talks

A series of nutrition talks for parents and carers of children under five.

  • When


  • Where

    West Heidelberg

  • Cost

    Gold coin donation (if possible)

The program aims to assist families in establishing healthy eating and encouraging active play in preschool children.

The talks are run by a paediatric dietitian, with presentations by a physiotherapist and an occupational therapist on physical activity and active play.

Upcoming talks

Introducing Solids

Term 2 session dates: currently unavailable due to COVID-19

  • Best age to start solids. Reducing food allergy risk.
  • Transition from spoon-feeding to finger food and family food.
  • Preventing choking. Easy, healthy family meal ideas.
  • Making and storing baby food. Using bottles and cups.
  • Other topics: organic vs conventionally grown food, vegetarian diets for mums and babies, baby lead weaning. Best drinks for toddlers.

Toddler Nutrition

Term 2 session dates: currently unavailable due to COVID-19

  • How much and what foods toddlers need each day.
  • Why toddler’s appetites vary from day to day and how to manage this.
  • How eating with your child helps teach healthy eating habits.
  • Division of responsibility at mealtimes: ‘Parents provide, children decide’.
  • Easy & nutritious meal, snack, and lunchbox ideas.
  • “Everyday” and “sometimes” foods. Best drinks for children.
  • Ideas for active play with your children.
  • Children’s speech development.

Fuelling your body & exercise after pregnancy

Term 2 session dates: currently unavailable due to COVID-19

  • How much and what foods mums need while breastfeeding.
  • Eating well for health after pregnancy.
  • Meal planning and shopping tips for healthy family meals.
  • Developing healthy family eating habits.
  • Exercise after pregnancy for a strong back and pelvic floor.

Where: Banyule Community Health. 21 Alamein Road, West Heidelberg, VIC 3081

Cost: Gold coin donation, if you can

You are welcome to bring your children along too.

Book online now for free.

Eat Well Play Well video series

If you are unable to attend one of our Eat Well Play Well sessions the following series of videos will provide some key information and tips on introducing solids to your baby and promoting positive mealtime experiences.