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  1. Kids – ‘Go for your life’ Introducing the Manningham Network

  2. The Manningham Community Manningham Community Health Service

  3. Why target kindergartens? Allows positive influence on food habits & activity levels at an early age Engage families’ enthusiasm prior to Primary School years Kinder teachers work together cooperatively, not competitively Relatively simple setting but opportunity for large impact Existing network – central contact person Manningham Community Health Service

  4. Kinder project 2007 - 2008 TERM 1: Conducted 3 KGFYL Information nights & invited all 25 local kindergartens 9 kindergartens applied to “fast track” with MCHS support 7 selected for the 2007 MCHS kinder network. Manningham Community Health Service

  5. Kinder network meetings Information & resource sharing Problem solving Professional development Mentoring Motivation Manningham Community Health Service

  6. MCHS program delivery Family Feud/Food workshop – publicised throughout Manningham Kindergartens Supermarket tour for parents piloted Parent information sessions on active play Manningham Community Health Service

  7. Uptake by the Chinese community The children took the messages home Parents found it hard to read the information sent home Difficulty with culturally appropriate lunch ideas Manningham Community Health Service

  8. Evaluation – Impact on children's behaviours The creative approaches of the teachers has captured the children's imagination The children have driven the change in what foods they take to kinder Manningham Community Health Service

  9. Evaluation – the kinder network 5/7 kindergartens - regular attendance at network meetings Peer support, motivation, and ideas generation have been features of the meetings Those who couldn’t attend meetings were provided with more individual support though they did miss the brainstorming and problem solving with their peers Manningham Community Health Service

  10. Where to from here? Our committed ‘ambassadors’ are actively involved in planning the next phase Keen to spread this initiative’s reach to other kindergartens – mentoring program Keen to advocate for program uptake in local Primary Schools – celebration night Will continue to develop the program & ‘embed’ it in their own kinder settings Manningham Community Health Service

  11. Challenges ahead Finding a meeting time that suits all Making the network meetings useful & relevant to both the new kindergartens & those already with the award Manningham Community Health Service