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The approaching school holidays are a welcome break for lots of families. Holidays can't come soon enough?  Here are six fun activities you can do with the whole family. In this article we...
Article
3 min read
20 Jun 2024
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/our-health/be-healthy-blog/six-school-holiday-activities-whole-family
The Federal Government and Australia’s leading cessation service, Quit, have announced the expansion of services to include a new national hub - www.quit.org.au - to help people quit smoking and vaping. Quit is a program of Cancer Council Victoria.
Media release
3 min read
11 Jun 2024
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/media-releases/federal-funding-new-digital-services-best-support-australians
A new survey from health promotion foundation VicHealth has found that kids get more enjoyment from helping out in the kitchen and learning where food comes from than many parents realise.It comes as...
Media release
5 min read
8 Jun 2024
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/media-releases/survey-kids-want-help-kitchen-more-parents-realise
VicHealth is investing in local programs that support Victoria’s children, young people and their families facing structural barriers to good health. 
Funding page
5 min read
7 Jun 2024
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/funding/growing-healthy-communities-grants
We surveyed 500 parents and their kids aged 4 to 12 about food and family mealtimes...
Article
4 min read
3 Jun 2024
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/our-health/be-healthy-blog/2-things-kids-about-food-might-surprise-you
This World No Tobacco Day, Quit, Cancer Council Victoria and VicHealth renew their calls to stop the harmful tobacco and vaping industry from targeting young people to prevent nicotine addiction in...
Media release
4 min read
31 May 2024
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/media-releases/protecting-kids-smoking-and-vaping-they-start-world-no-tobacco-day
Kicking ultra-processed foodsHave you ever wondered why you crave a sweet or salty treat when you’re feeling sad, frustrated or bored?It’s because the sugar, salt, fat and flavour in...
Article
2 min read
28 May 2024
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/our-health/be-healthy-blog/how-kick-ultra-processed-foods
Using nicotine during this critical period of brain development can cause problems in the short and long-term. These problems can include issues with attention, concentration, learning, memory, impulse control, emotional regulation and mood.
Article
5 min read
10 May 2024
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/our-health/be-healthy-blog/how-does-nicotine-affect-brain-development
A training program cultivating sustainable food enterprises.
Programs and projects
4 min read
7 May 2024
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/programs-projects/seeding-success-cultivating-sustainable-food-enterprises-victoria
In today's digital age, accessing health information presents a double-edged sword. On one hand, it grants unparalleled access to verified facts, swiftly reaching those in need. But when...
Article
3 min read
7 May 2024
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/our-health/be-healthy-blog/misinformation-and-impact-health
Artwork by Dexx (Gunditjmara/Boon Wurrung) ‘Mobs Coming Together’ 2022
VicHealth acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land. We pay our respects to all Elders past, present and future.
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Artwork Credit: Dexx (Gunditjmara/Boon Wurrung) ‘Mobs Coming Together’ 2022, acrylic on canvas. Learn more about this artwork.