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Activity Profile - Introduction to Permaculture

Get Moooving - Monday, December 15, 2014

Introduction to Permaculture                                 

Take part in these permaculture workshops at SPC KidsTown and learn how to build a worm farm and the importance of worms in the garden and how to construct a compost bay and properly manage it.

Worm Farming

Saturday 20 December 2014

10.00am - 12.00pm

 

Composting

Saturday 28 March 2015

10.00am - 1.00pm

 

For more information contact Council's Active Living Department on (03) 5832 931.

December Healthy Lunch Option

Get Moooving - Friday, December 12, 2014

Aloha Rice

Kids will love this Hawaiian-inspired dish, and it's perfect for lunchboxes!

Serves 4

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

1/2 carrot

1/2 celery stick

1/2 small red or green capsicum

2 spring onions

1 can pineapple rings in natural or unsweetened juice

2 slices reduced fat and reduced salt ham

4 cups cooked rice

4 tbs sweet corn kernels

Cracked black pepper, to season

2 tbs reduced fat salad dressing (made from a healthier oil such as canola, sunflower or olive oil)

Instructions

1. Wash the carrot, celery, capsicum and spring onion and pat dry with paper towels

2. Grate the carrot and put into a mixing bowl

3. Slice the celery finely and add to the bowl

4. Remove the seeds from the capsicum. cut into small squares and add to the bowl

5. Cut the root end off the spring onion. Slice finely, then add to the bowl

6. Cut the pineapple into small squares and add to the bowl

7. slice the ham into small squares and add to the bowl with the cooked rice, sweet corn, pepper and dressing

8. Using a spoon, mix thoroughly

9. If not using at once, cover with cling wrap (or transfer to storage container) and refrigerate until needed

For more recipes and healthy eating advice visit www.heartfoundation.org.au

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Get Moooving - Monday, December 08, 2014

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Get Moooving - Tuesday, December 02, 2014

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November Healthy Summer Snack

Get Moooving - Sunday, November 30, 2014

Iced Fruit Kebabs      

                                                               

A fun healthy snack that the kids will enjoy making and enjoy eating even more.

Makes 8

Preparation time: 20 minutes (plus 1 hour freezing time)

Ingredients

1kg watermelon

200g strawberries                                   

3 large mangoes 

3 kiwi fruit

8 bamboo skewers

*all fresh fruit and vegetables automatically qualify for the Heart Foundation Tick

  • Remove the rind and seeds from the watermelon, cut into 1 1/2cm thick slices and use a star cutter to cut shapes from flesh.
  • Cut the strawberries in half.
  • Cut the cheeks from the mangoes stone, remove the skin then cut each cheek into thick slices.
  • Remove the skin from the kiwifruit and cut into 1 1/2cm thick slices
  • Thread the fruit onto bamboo skewers and place on a paper-lined non stick baking tray. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for 1 hour or until solid.
  • For more recipes and healthy eating advice visit www.heartfoundation.org.au

    LiveLighter

    Get Moooving - Saturday, November 29, 2014

    The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates that roughly one in four Australian adults, are obese bringing heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer closer - along with a range of other health problems.

    LiveLighter is a program developed in Western Australian which encourages Australian adults to lead healthier lifestyles - to make changes to what they eat and drink and to be more active.

    Making simple changes is a great way to start a healthier lifestyle so why not try the LiveLighter FREE Meal and Activity Planner and start to LiveLighter today!

    For more information on this great initiative please visit www.livelighter.com.au

    Activity Profile - Bloomers

    Get Moooving - Tuesday, November 25, 2014

    Bloomers - Growing your health

    Encourgaing older adults from all cultures and nationalities to get into the garden and grow their health.

    Learn and share knowledge with others including younger generations about gardening, food, harvesting and cooking whilst enjoying social activities with others.

    The Bloomers program will focus on activities in the Community Garden at KidsTown.

    Elements of program will include:

  • Build garden plots
  • Plant seeds and/or seedlings
  • Cultivate plants
  • Harvest produce
  • Repeating the planting-to-harvest process on an ongoing basis for each gowing season
  • Monday at 1.00pm

    SPC KidsTown

    December 1 to December 15, 2014

     

    Activities in the Park Sponsor - Unilever

    Get Moooving - Saturday, November 22, 2014

    About Unilever

     

    Unilever is one of the world's leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries. Working to create a better future every day, we help people feel good, look good and get more out of life. Our portfolio includes some the world's best-known household brands such as;

  • Omo
  • Dove
  • Lipton
  • Streets
  • Ben & Jerry's
  • Rexona
  • With the launch of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan in 2010, we set out our vision to double the size of business, whilst reducing our overall environmental footprint and increasing our positive social impact. We are committed to helping more than a billion people take action to improve their health and well-being, sourcing all our agricultural raw materials sustainably by 2020, and decoupling our growth from our environmental impact.

    For more information about Unilever please visit www.unilever.com.au  

    Activities in the Park Sponsor - Parks Victoria

    Get Moooving - Friday, November 21, 2014

    Parks Victoria in numbers

     

    Parks Victoria is responsible for managing an expanding and diverse estate covering more than 4 million hectares, or about 17 per cent, of Victoria.

    These areas include:

  • 45 national parks
  • 26 state parks
  • 13 marine national parks
  • 11 marine sanctuaries
  • 3 wildreness parks
  • 30 metropolitan parks
  • 60 other parks (including regional and reservoir parks)
  • More than 2,700 natural features and conservation reserves
  • More than 11,000 formally registered Aboriginal cultural heritage places
  • More than 2,500 non-indigenous historic places
  • Parks Victoria manages more than 28,00 assets, they include:

  • 44 visitor centre buildings
  • 703 shelters
  • 845 toilets
  • 515 viewing lookouts
  • 55 playgrounds
  • 14,000km of roads
  • 1,213 pedestrian and vehicular bridges
  • 3,700km of walking tracks
  • 110 sporting facilities (e.g. golf courses, ovals and wickets)
  • 217 piers and jetties
  • 98 water access points (e.g. boat ramps, rowing launches and slipways), and
  • 937 navigation aids
  • Parks Victoria's parks nd water ways attract 95.8 million visits each year. Of these visits, 51.2 million are to parks and 44.6 million are to piers and jetties around the bays.

    For more information phone Parks Victoria's Information Centre on 19 19 63.

     

     

    Pedometer Challenge Best Team Name Competition

    Get Moooving - Thursday, November 13, 2014

    Thank you to all those who voted for the best team name.

    The winner is.....

    Sole Sisters

    Congratulation you have won a $50 lunch voucher.

    To collect your prize please contact the Active Living Department on (03) 5832 9431 or email healthycommunities@shepparton.vic.gov.au


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