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MEDIA RELEASE - Healthy habits applauded by State Government

1 March 2018

Kathleen Millikan Centre has been officially recognised by the Victorian Government as a ‘healthy early childhood service’ after reaching all of the required benchmarks for health promotion.

The Casterton based facility received their sixth and final health priority icon as part of the Healthy Together Achievement Program, making them the second service in the Glenelg Shire cluster to achieve all six health promotion areas.

Glenelg Shire Council Children’s Services Manager Janine Johnstone said the milestone was reflective of the ongoing efforts and dedication from staff.

“Kathleen Millikan Centre has now been recognised in every health priority area which is a real testament to the staff’s commitment to improve the health of the children and the wider community,” she said.

“Furthermore, this achievement means that yet another service in the Glenelg Shire has completed the state wide program, reaffirming the high quality children’s programs we have on offer in the region.”

Kathleen Millikan Centre’s health and wellbeing achievements are proudly promoted on the Achievement Program sign outside the facility’s entrance, but Ms Johnstone said the real reward was having healthy and happy children and staff.

“By creating a healthier early childhood service we will help children learn, play and reach their full potential,” she said.

“We’re focused on making sure that children in the Glenelg Shire have the opportunity to live healthier lives.”

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

The program supports early childhood services, schools and workplaces across the state to focus on promoting healthy lifestyles and improving the environments where we live, learn and work.

For further information on the Achievement Program please visit www.achievementprogram.health.vic.gov.au/early-childhood-services.


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