48% of Australian children get cavities before the age of 5

Tue 11 Jul 2017

Did you know that 48% of Australian children get cavities before the age of 5? 

And for many children the situation can be far worse than a few fillings. At Inspiro we are seeing more and more children with advanced tooth decay. Many of these children are needing major tooth work such as complete tooth removal and crowns, often requiring anaesthesia and costing parents many thousands of dollars.... READ MORE

advice, children/babies, Community, Dental, Health, Lilydale, teeth

Kids with less teeth enamel need special dental care

Tue 4 Jul 2017

I recently visited a local kinder to teach the kids how to take care of their teeth. While there I do a basic dental check-up for the children, which enables us to spot problems early before they become painful and costly...

It’s best to get children’s teeth checked regularly to protect and increase the chances of saving any teeth with hypoplasia and hypomineralisation early on. If the hypoplasia, hypomineralisation and tooth decay are not detected early on then the results can be devastating and expensive.... READ MORE

advice, children/babies, Community, Dental

Are Australian's really racist? Jellina reviews Deadly Unna

Thu 29 Jun 2017

Imagine you were Blacky after being labelled a gutless wonder. How suddenly your skin feels like lava, the doubts that claw the back of your mind, the fear of making a fool of yourself. This is what I imagine someone would feel after being judged, called a name or labeled in front of everyone.    ... READ MORE

Community, Depression, Support

Women’s cancer support group in the Yarra Ranges

Mon 26 Jun 2017

Did you know that in 2017 there have been 17,586 women diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia?
Even less well known is that men get breast cancer as well! In 2017 144 Australian men were diagnosed.

It’s estimated that breast cancer accounts for 13% of all new cancer cases diagnosed. In 2013 breast cancer was the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia, and it is estimated that it will become the most commonly diagnosed cancer in 2017... READ MORE

Community, groups, Lilydale, Support, women's

Inspiro's groups and programs cater for children, adults and the elderly

Fri 23 Jun 2017

Inspiro's groups, programs and services include a range of activities that cater for all ages, stages of life and challenges. We cater for young children, youth, adults, parents and older people. For more information on any particular group, program or service in this list call Inspiro on 97388801.... READ MORE

Community, groups, Support

Free teeth check and dental work for children in the Yarra Ranges

Thu 22 Jun 2017

Did you know that 48% of Australian children get cavities before the age of 5?

And for many children the situation is much worse than cavities. At Inspiro we are seeing more and more children with advanced tooth decay. Many of these children are needing major tooth work such as complete tooth removal and crowns, often costing parents many thousands of dollars.... READ MORE

advice, Community, Dental, Healesville, Health, Lilydale

Shopping smarter at the supermarket

Mon 19 Jun 2017

Learn to shop smarter at the supermarket with dietitian Tracey Higgins

Recently, Inspiro dietitian Tracey Higgins talked about why she loves running supermarket tours in her local community. She also provided 14 tips on healthy snacks for work and home. This week Tracey has some tips for shopping smarter at the supermarket.

Tracey's 6 important tips for shopping at the supermarket are:... READ MORE

advice, Community, Dietitian, education, Health, meals, nutrition

11 holes in 20 teeth, and only 4 years old

Fri 9 Jun 2017

My four-year-old daughter visited the dentist a couple of months ago for her annual check-up. At her last check up, everything was fine...I didn’t think there would be much to worry about. So I was in disbelief when the dentist told me my daughter had 11 holes in her teeth – yes, 11 holes!... READ MORE

advice, children/babies, Community, Dental, Healesville, Health, Lilydale, teeth

Sports clubs in Melbourne's outer east unite for gender equity and inclusion

Mon 29 May 2017

Football and netball clubs in Melbourne’s east are being encouraged to take a stand to support gender equality. The Be the Change Forum aims to inspire and create discussions around what actions local sporting clubs can take to create encouraging environments for women and men.... READ MORE

Community, Exercise, Fitness

Dietitian led local supermarket tours - Buy the best groceries for you and your family

Thu 25 May 2017

At a typical supermarket tour, there will be between 2 and 6 of us. We wander strategically around the supermarket discussing supermarket layout, healthy versus less healthy options and label reading – while asking and answering lots of questions. A thorough tour takes about 2 hours...... READ MORE

advice, Community, Diabetes, Dietitian, Health, meals

Yarra Valley Farms Jay Berries – Variety is the ultimate super food

Thu 25 May 2017

In the Yarra Ranges area we are very lucky to have some amazing farms you can visit. The school community is getting in touch with its food through farm to plate programs like the Jamie Oliver and Stephanie Alexander projects (See ‘Healthy eating project aims to slow rising obesity in Victorian primary schools’). Your family can get involved too!... READ MORE

Community, Dietitian, Farmgate, Healthy

Inspiro provides clinical dietetics education services from university trained dietitians

Wed 24 May 2017

Crafty marketing and new studies questioning the health benefits of certain foods can make understanding what to eat and drink difficult.

You and I know that restrictive diets don’t work in the long term. At Inspiro we believe in eating delicious comfort foods that also help us achieve our goals, have more energy and feel healthier. Life is much too short to not feel great and eat well.... READ MORE

advice, Community, Dietitian, groups, Health

Healthy women's clinic for women's health issues

Wed 10 May 2017

Are you a woman concerned about your health but don't know who to ask? Sometimes women can have things they need to deal with that only another woman can understand.

Inspiro provides a Healthy women’s clinic for all residents of the Yarra Ranges and Maroondah council areas.... READ MORE

Community, Counselling, health, Lilydale, Support, women's

Water exercise, hydrotherapy and aquatic physiotherapy at Croydon and Lilydale

Mon 8 May 2017

Inspiro’s water exercise class is a gentle, relaxing exercise program that uses water resistance to support your body and reduce the risk of muscle or joint injury. We also have hydrotherapy classes, a form of water physiotherapy that can assist in rehabilation.
This kind of exercise helps build strength and stamina, and manage joint pain and arthritis.... READ MORE

Community, Exercise, Fitness, groups

Inspiro awards University Scholarships to Yarra Ranges students

Wed 3 May 2017

On Thursday 27 April 2017 Inspiro awarded university scholarships to four talented Yarra Ranges students, Rebecca Williamson from Mooroolbark, Jasmine Madge from Lilydale, Jaimee Warren from The Patch and Zoe Vickers from Healesville. They were awarded up to $3,000 each in scholarships, as part of Inspiro’s annual scholarship program.... READ MORE

Community, Scholarships.

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