Healthy Living

Smiles 4 Miles

Smiles 4 Miles aims to improve the oral health of preschool aged children in Victoria. The program is an initiative of Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) working in partnership with community health services, local councils and primary care partnerships to improve the oral health of the youngest children in the community.

Smiles 4 Miles is based on the World Health Organisation’s Health Promoting Schools Framework and is delivered predominantly in kindergartens.

In 2013, Smiles 4 Miles reached over 27,000 children and their families across 480 early childhood education and care services around Victoria.

This year the program will be introduced into all kindergartens facilitated by the Macedon Ranges Shire Council. Healthy eating and drinking policies will be developed and parents, teachers and students will be provided with information and encouraged to participate in activities throughout the year to reinforce the three key messages of eat well, drink well and clean well.

For more information please see www.dhsv.org.au

The Macedon Ranges Running Club

Cobaw auspice the Macedon Ranges Running Club (MRRC) which is a social, non-competitive running group located in the scenic Macedon Ranges region. The club is a volunteer, not-for-profit community facilitated group which has been running for over four years and is growing in the region due to its popular Start Running Group (SRG) program. For further information on the MRRC please visit their website at www.macedonrangesrunningclub.com

Mother’s Day Classic – WoodendMother's Day Classic

The Mother’s Day Classic is an annual fun run and walk raising funds and awareness for breast cancer research. The aim is to deliver a fun, healthy and inspirational event that brings the community together on Mother’s Day to support and remember those touched by breast cancer. Cobaw sponsors the Woodend event each year. To find out more visit www.mothersdayclassic.com.au/our-events/regional-event-locations/victoria/woodend/

Nutrition Links

Please find below a list of websites that contain useful information about nutrition

Assess Your Own Nutrition at

Healthy Recipes

General Healthy Eating Information

Demonstrations of Healthy Food Ideas from Canadian Dietitians Association