The First 1,000 Days

Hands Up Mallee is working with the community, businesses and services to ensure that all children in our region have a healthy, safe and welcome start to life.

In order to achieve this we are currently talking to the community and local service providers. This information we've gathered so far has helped us build a systems map. With this map and the help of local service providers we've identified atrting points for action.


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What is the first 1000 days

The first 1,000 days is the time from conception to two years old. This time is a unique window of opportunity to shape healthier and happier futures for the children of our community.

why are the first 1,000 days important

The first 1,000 days is a time of great opportunity and vulnerability. The right food, support and environment during this time can ensure a better future for our children and our community.

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Hands on play in the first 1000 days

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