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MEDIA RELEASE - KMC recognised for health promotion efforts

23 November 2017

Casterton’s Kathleen Millikan Centre has received formal recognition for their efforts in promoting healthy eating and oral health and physical activity as part of a state-wide achievement program.

KMC recently received two icons as part of the Victorian Government’s Achievement Program, one for Healthy Eating and Oral Health and another Physical Activity.

The Achievement Program is a Healthy Together Victoria initiative that aims to encourage healthier lifestyles and prevent lifestyle related diseases.

KMC senior educator Toni Jackson said it was a great accomplishment for the centre and assures families that they have access to quality care and education services.

“It is always exciting for the educators, families and children when they are awarded for their achievements,” Ms Jackson said.

Ms Jackson congratulated Jaycee Kindergarten who also received two icons for Physical Activity and another for Sun Protection earlier this year.

“These milestones further reinforce the wonderful children’s programs we have on offer in the Glenelg Shire,” she said.

Participating schools, early childhood services and workplaces are guided through a framework of continuous planning, action and review to address eight health priority areas.

Once the school, service provider or workplace achieves the benchmarks set for the health priority area, they are eligible to receive an icon.

Glenelg Shire Council Children’s Services manager Janine Johnstone said families can have the utmost confidence when enrolling their child that they will be educated in an environment which is committed to health promotion, and has been recognised for these long-standing efforts.

“All of our integrated centres are dedicated to health promotion and creating a safe environment for all, so it won’t be long before all of our services have an icon, or multiple icons, affixed to their signs,” Mrs Johnstone said.

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