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Kid’s Kitchen – term 4!

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Hands-on cooking & nutrition classes for kids

You’ve got books, pencils, pens and are busily covering school books but have you considered registering your children for the popular IHF Kid’s Kitchen?

Running throughout the school term (15 October – 10 December) Kid’s Kitchen offers children aged 7 – 10 years with a hands-on cooking class and theory base about a healthy lifestyle and how to make healthy choices for only $5 per week.

Program Coordinator Kayley Taaffe said Kid’s Kitchen covers food tasting, cooking skills and nutrition education.

“Our Kid’s Kitchen is in good hands with Nutritionist Deidree Taylor who I work with each week to present new, exciting recipes.

“Children go home each week armed with the healthy food they’ve prepared and a newsletter with recipe ideas and healthy tips for the family.”

Help your children gain these critical skills with the help of a qualified nutritionist!

Book now: https://www.ihfoundation.org.au/servi…/kids-kitchen-project/

 

Details of the program: when: 15 October – 10 December 2019

Time: 4pm – 5:30pm

Cost: $5 per week

Location: TAFE Southwest Bundamba Campus

Bike4Life School Holiday Program

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CYCLE SAFELY COURSE

Are your kids cycling safe? Enrol now for the school holiday Bike4Life Cycling Education Program (2-3 October) presented by Ipswich Hospital Foundation and Sekisui House.

The 2-hour course to be held at Pebbles Park, Ripley will teach basic bike riding skills, build your child’s confidence to remove training wheels, increase awareness of surroundings, and gain the knowledge to be safe while riding.

To register please visit: www.ihfoundation.org.au/events/

Protein Balls

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Protein Balls

For all of the below recipes, simply add all the ingredients into an electric mixer. Mix on high until all ingredients are combined, then roll into balls with the palms of your hands. You can then roll the protein balls in desiccated coconut or crushed up nuts before placing them in the fridge overnight to harden.

 

Peanut Butter and Vanilla

1 scoop of vanilla protein powder

½ cup oats

2 tablespoons peanut butter

1 tablespoon honey

1/3 cup chia seeds

 

Cashew Cookie

½ cup oats

1 cup cashew nuts

1/3 cup peanut butter

1 tablespoon peanut butter

 

Choc Almond

1 scoop of chocolate protein powder

1 cup almonds

¾ cup dates

¼ cup cocoa

1/3 desiccated coconut

Add water until desired texture is reached

Volunteers Care

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Volunteers Care

Support is on hand when you need it

You’ve received a call back to BreastScreen Ipswich Service and you are fearing the worst. Wondering what chemotherapy is like and how long you might have to endure it for and all of a sudden you’ve talked your way into a diagnosis. You are spiralling understandably and look up from your magazine for some support. You’ve got it in the Ipswich Hospital Foundation Volunteers. The support team is at the Ipswich Service every Thursday to lend a caring ear for patients who have been called back for second appointments.

Glenda and Lorraine of the IHF Volunteer team have been working with the service for over a year now.

“We love being here to support the women and the service, listening to their stories and help them through a moment in their life that sometimes isn’t so pleasant,” they said.

“Volunteering really is so satisfying and varied and it is a privilege to be with the women during this process – we’ve made a lot of friends!

BreastScreen Queensland – Ipswich Service Nurse Unit Manager Nicola Godfrey said Glenda and Lorraine were a wonderful addition to the BreastScreen team.

“Glenda and Lorraine provide invaluable support and assistance to the West Moreton women who attend an assessment clinic, from welcoming women, making cups of tea or coffee and chatting with anxious clients to pushing babies around in strollers.

“They are ambassadors for our BreastScreen service, promoting our service to friends, family, other volunteers and the wider West Moreton community. They also prepare health promotion materials for distribution to the community which is of huge assistance to our team.”

BreastScreen Queensland – Ipswich Service operates both a fixed Ipswich service site at the Community Health Plaza, Bell St and mobile van services to make appointments accessible to West Moreton women, including those living in rural and regional areas.

Ms Godfrey encouraged women to prioritise their health in 2019.

“Looking after your health is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your loved ones,” Ms Godfrey said.

“I encourage women over 40, particularly those aged 50 to 74 who are considered most at risk, to prioritise their health and have their routine, free screening mammogram every two years. No referral is required.

“A breast screen takes only 30 minutes.”

The mobile van will be at the Fernvale Visitor Information Centre, 1483 Brisbane Valley Highway Fernvale, from 31 January to 26 February.

Appointment availability ranges from 6.45am – 5pm (Monday to Friday) and some Saturdays. To book phone 13 20 50 or book online at www.breastscreen.qld.gov.au

 

Ride to Work Day

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Ride to Work Day

Date: Wednesday 27th March

 Location: Darcy Doyle Place Ipswich

Cost: Free

Ride to Work Day encourages the community to ditch their cars and ride to work!  Ride to work via Darcy Doyle Place and enjoy a post ride celebration breakfast of fresh fruit and coffee with fellow cyclists.

 

Ipswich BMX Friday Fun Night

Date: Friday 29th March

Location: Willey Park, Ipswich

5th Friday of the month means Ipswich BMX Fun Night!  Open to all licensed riders.

 

Recruitment 24/7 Ipswich100

Date: Sunday 31st March

Location: USQ Ipswich

Cost: $5 – $100

The Recruitment 24/7 Ipswich100 Bike Ride on Sunday 31st March 2019 offers 100 miles, 100km, 50km, 25km and 5km courses, for experienced riders (100 miles) to families with children (Kids Caper).  This year marks the 20th anniversary of the ride run by the Moggill Mt Crosby Lions Club which has raised more than $1 million funding supporting local charity and community needs.

Children in West Moreton are in good hands!

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Children in West Moreton are in good hands!

 A team of paediatricians under the guide of Dr Ian Shellshear, winner of the 2018 West Moreton Health Interconnected Awards, are busy looking after the smallest patients in our region.

The Paediatric Service operates clinics for children with behavioural and developmental issues upon referral from general practitioners.

On 27th March the 8th Annual Paediatric Interagency ‘Big Day Out’ hosted by Dr Shellshear and his service will bring together the many agencies supporting children in the region.

Paediatrics Staff Specialist Dr Ian Shellshear is looking forward to the day that he says has been rated 4.5/5 stars by past participants!

“The day is always a lot of fun and we like to enforce ‘jargon is banned’ and ‘reading from notes’. Through this we encourage face to face interaction with colleagues.

“The challenges paediatric services and their patients face can only be solved by presenting a united multi-disciplinary team and the interagency serves to connect and share strategies for assessment and treatment.

“There are so many variables in behavioural and developmental issues in children and we know that parenting has changed, nuclear families are no longer the norm and most importantly there are no manuals for parenting a child!

“In a technology driven world, distracting elements are everywhere and electronics use in both the parents and the child can add to tricky behavioural issues.

“We do know that most children just want to play and interact – playing teaches sharing, turn-taking, losing, gestures and tone of voice – all critical learnings for children.
For simple and practical solutions for parenting, contact:

Triple P

123 Magic

Circle of Security

 

The Big Day Out Paediatric Interagency

Supported by the Ipswich Hospital Foundation, the Ipswich City Council, and the Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN the Big Day Out offers a space for local networking between services supporting Paediatrics including:

Department of Education and Training

West Moreton Hospital and Health Service (Child Development Service, Child Youth Mental Health Service)

Department of Communities (EVOLVE)

SPARK Child Wellbeing Centre

The Poppy Centre

Private Practitioners

Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN

 

North Ipswich Reserve Function Centre
2B Pine Street
North Ipswich, QLD 4305
Australia

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (AEST)

 

Tickets for interested agencies:   https://www.ihfoundation.org.au/events/

Does your diet require fortification? with Dee Taylor, Nutritionist

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Does your diet require fortification?

with Dee Taylor, Nutritionist

Fortification, by the addition of vitamins and minerals to foods, aims to reduce shortfalls in everyday dietary intakes. Some people purposely seek out these products looking for a nutritional advantage but on a general level, food fortification provides benefits to people at risk of dietary deficiencies. Vegetarians, pregnant women and people who omit whole food groups from their diet are just a few who benefit from fortified food products. Even if you don’t intentionally buy them, check the food labels on your current foods in your fridge and pantry; you may be surprised to find you already consume them.

In Australia, fortifying certain foods are mandatory to address a public health concern, such as with a population vitamin and mineral deficiency or those that affects a large proportion of the population or it can be voluntary where vitamins or mineral are added to a manufactured product. Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) oversee the amounts added for fortification purposes and require food manufacturers to supply evidence for health claims on their products and they must be labelled. This is why it is always important to read your food labels – you should always know what you are eating.

Below are examples of vitamins and minerals used for fortification in Australia.

Folic acid – this is a mandatory and added to wheat flour used for making breads, bread rolls and muffins (organic breads do not require this).

Iodine – iodized salt used in bread making (again except in organic breads).

Plant Sterols – these can be (but not always) used in margarines, low fat milks/cheese/yogurts.

Do you need to buy non-mandatory fortified food products?

This is where you need to reflect on your own dietary intake. Do you get an adequate intake of vitamins and minerals in your existing diet or do you limit certain foods that have significant health impacts?

If you drink more juice than milk, you may want to consider looking for one that has added calcium. Another is iron-fortified bread and cereal products. If you fail to eat an adequate amount of iron in your diet through sources such as red meats, lentils, beans or leafy green vegetables having a low-sugar cereal or bakery product that has iron added may help to increase low levels.

Omega-3’s fatty acids are essential for brain development and heart health and can’t be produced in the body and need to be sourced in our diet. They are commonly consumed when eating oily fish, tuna, sardines, nuts, seeds and oils such as canola, flaxseed and even olive oil. If, however, you are vegetarian, don’t eat seafood and have a low intake of plant-based sources, omega-3 fortified eggs, yoghurt, juice and even milk are available. These are only just a few examples to highlight that fortification is available in everyday foods and that you don’t need to look hard to source them. They are becoming more expansive with more and more products are becoming available in our supermarkets – go for a walk down the breads and cereal aisle and you will see you are not short of fortified choices!

Even though readily available, you may still be questioning whether fortified products are right for you? Having a nutritious healthy, balanced diet from a variety of food sources is always the best way to try and meet your body’s vitamin and mineral requirements but this is not always possible. Reflect on your own diet, learn more about what nutrients your body needs and the food sources they are derived – and importantly, look around at the supermarket, read your labels to know what you are eating. If you do however feel you are nutritionally deficient or could benefit from healthier eating habits, consult with your health practitioner or nutritionist for advice on dietary improvement strategies.

 

Information sourced: Food Standards Australia New Zealand.

Book Now For Kid’s Kitchen

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Book Now For Kid’s Kitchen

Hands-on cooking & nutrition classes for kids

 

You’ve got books, pencils, pens and are busily covering school books but have you considered registering your children for the popular IHF Kid’s Kitchen?

Running throughout the school term (5 February – 2 April) Kid’s Kitchen offers children aged 7 – 10 years with a hands-on cooking class and theory base about a healthy lifestyle and how to make healthy choices for only $5 per week.

Program Coordinator Kayley Taaffe said Kid’s Kitchen covers food tasting, cooking skills and nutrition education.

“Our Kid’s Kitchen is in good hands with Nutritionist Deidree Taylor who I work with each week to present new, exciting recipes.

“Children go home each week armed with the healthy food they’ve prepared and a newsletter with recipe ideas and healthy tips for the family.”

Help your children gain these critical skills with the help of a qualified nutritionist!

Book now: https://www.ihfoundation.org.au/servi…/kids-kitchen-project/

 

Details of the program: when: 5 February – 2 April

Time: 4pm – 5:30pm

Cost: $5 per week

Location: TAFE Southwest Bundamba Campus

Improving your Health

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Take a step forward with ‘My Health Record’

If you had to describe Bill Hardy’s passions, they would be fitness, health and travel.

After retiring, the 70-year-old now runs over 50s fitness classes after completing a Diploma of Fitness five-years ago.

“I have always been interested in health, which is why I started training mature aged men and women in strength and conditioning. It’s so important that as people get older, they keep active and look after their health.”

Bill’s passion for health extends to his My Health Record, where he keeps a summary of his health information securely online and can choose which medical professionals can see it.

“I think My Health Record is a great step forward in healthcare, making it easier for people to keep track of their key health information,” Bill said.

“I recently had my whooping cough and tetanus immunisations so I could visit some friends and their young baby in Melbourne. This information will go on My Health Record, so I know when my immunisations are due as they can be hard to remember.

“I can go to a doctor or hospital at any time, anywhere and they will know my health problems and what medications I am taking, which makes the whole process easier,” Bill said.

My Health Record brings together health information such as medical conditions, medicines, allergies and test results which can be viewed securely online. It can also contain your immunisation history, whether you choose to be an organ donor, and you can include your Advanced Care Plan.

It’s your choice about which medical professional can see your My Health Record, and what information you wish to share with the healthcare providers involved in your care. Some key things to remember about My Health Record:

• Your important healthcare information is available online, and easily accessible by you, your doctors, specialists or hospitals.
• When moving interstate or travelling, the information can be viewed securely online.
• In emergency situations, treating doctors can view information such as current medications.
• You don’t need to remember the dates of tests, medicine names or dosages.
• Because healthcare providers have access to clinical information prepared and shared by other health professionals, they may have a more detailed picture with which to make clinical decisions, diagnose and provide treatment.

By the end of 2018, a My Health Record will be created for every Australian, unless they choose not to have one. If people choose not to have a My Health Record, they will be able to opt out during a three-month period starting on Monday 16 July and ending on October 15 2018.

For more information visit: MyHealthRecord.gov.au or contact the Helpline on 1800 723 471.