Health Seminars

Confident Body, Confident Child Seminar held at Aqualink Nunawading

In conjunction with Carrington Health (our local Community Health Service), we are excited to announce that we will be piloting a new program for parents, ‘Confident Body, Confident Child,’  which provides parenting strategies to develop healthy body image and eating patterns in children from 2-6 years. This two session program has been developed and evaluated by researchers at La Trobe University with positive impact on parents knowledge and children’s body image.

It may come as a surprise that research shows that a desire to be thin, an awareness of dieting and an emergence of unhealthy eating patterns, can occur in children as young as 5-6 years. Thus, establishing inclusive, supportive environments in the home is essential to promote development of positive body image and healthy eating habits in young children.

Aqualink has undertaken to be involved in a pilot program in October this year. As it is a pilot we can offer it at a subsidised rate of $20.00 per family - This covers a resource package as well as attendance.

It will be conducted at the Nunawading site on Mondays 15th & 29th October from 1-3pm.

Please note it is for PARENTS ONLY – it is not open to children. This allows parents to participate fully in the program.

The sessions will be facilitated by Anne Netherway, Dietitian & Bertha Wong, Child Psychologist, Carrington Health.

Numbers are limited to 20 participants so book in early to avoid disappointment! Register today.