Early childhood services and OSHC case studies

Find out how these long day care and outside school hours care services have made healthy changes to their foods and drinks.


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Fifth Avenue Childcare Centre (opens in new window)


Fifth Avenue Childcare Centre has completed three of the Achievement Program’s health priority areas and recently identified eating habits and oral health as another important area of focus, engaging the free services of HEAS to implement healthy changes.





Gippsland Lakes Community Health Children's Centre


GLCH Children's Centre's kitchen garden program teaches children about where their food comes from, and how things grow. And the produce they grow is included on the menu for the children to enjoy.


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Child care educator showing children produce from the garden.


Berrimba Child Care Centre


Linking in with free, local community health programs helped Berrimba Child Care Centre promote healthy eating and healthy teeth!


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  Toddler eating lunch at a table, smiling.

Bridge Rd Early Learning Centre


Bridge Road ELC plan healthy menus using FoodChecker, and now meets the Achievement Program Benchmark for Healthy Eating and Oral Health, and became a Smiles 4 Miles awarded service.


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  Toddler wearing a bib, with a yoghurt, smiling.

Bloom Early Learning


Learn how the Healthy Eating Advisory Service helped Bloom Early Learning provide healthier foods and drinks for their kids in this short video.


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  Screenshot from a video. Young girl eating food in child care.

Yappera Children's Service


Yappera Children’s Service is an Aboriginal Community controlled, governed and managed Multifunctional Aboriginal Children’s Service in Thornbury, providing long day care and kindergarten for over 70 children.


See how forming strong partnerships with local organisations enabled Yappera to promote healthy eating for the children and their families.


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  Child care educators with a child on their laps, sitting at a table with bowl of fruit.


Matron Swinton Childcare Centre

Matron Swinton Child Care Centre, in Warrnambool, is a service that is committed to giving all its children a healthy start and understands the positive impact early childhood services can have on helping children establish healthy eating habits.


The service has drawn on the expertise of evidence-based community programs including the Achievement Program, Smiles 4 Miles, the Healthy Eating Advisory Service (HEAS) and the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program (SAKGP) to create a healthier environment.  


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Outside school hours care


Heany Park Outside of School Hours Care


Attending a Healthy Eating Advisory Service training session prompted some healthy menu additions at Heany Park Outside of School Hours Care. Hear direct from the students about what they think of the menu changes in this brief video.


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  Screenshot from video, of children at a table eating food.

World 4 Kids / Big Childcare

Find out how World 4 Kids/Big Childcare overcame doubts and resistance to revolutionise the foods and drinks they provide and promote to children Victoria-wide.


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  Three young boys in the kitchen, chopping vegetables with chef.

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