Register for the 100% Victorian Government Funded Life! Program



Emma Shanks RN,RM
Registered Nurse & Midwife
Life! Facilitator

Carly Smith APD
Accredited Practising Dietitian
Life! Facilitator

Jennifer Loke AEP
Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Life! Facilitator

Life! Program Content and Structure




Individual Consult 
· One-on-one consult with Health Professional
· Individual health & lifestyle goal setting
· Nutrition & physical activity assessment
· Personalised advice to achieve your goals



Nutrition, Diets & Diabetes
Key session content includes:
· ‘Healthy’ beverages – facts & furphies
· Healthy meals on a budget
· The #1 key to achieving a healthy weight
· Latest research on butter, red wine, coconut oil, dairy and more
· Diabetes-everything you need to know






Healthy Meals, Cooking & Food Labels
Key session content includes:
· Healthy food swaps and nutritious snacks
· Quick and healthy meal planning
· Healthiest cooking techniques
·  Portion control for healthy weight
·  Salt, sugar and alcohol – why does it matter?
·  Food label reading – supermarket shopping tips






Exercise & Physical Activity
Key session content includes:
· The 4 types of exercise training your body needs
· Best exercises to prevent Type 2 Diabetes
· Fitting exercise into a busy lifestyle
· Key strategies to exercise success
· Access to free Mat Pilates & home exercise apps






Mental Health
Key session content includes:
· Proven strategies to reduce stress
· Techniques to improve sleep quality
· How to improve ‘brain health’
· Managing depression – how exercise can help
· Tips for mindful and social eating
· Health risks of popular diets






Follow up (4 months later)
Key session content includes:
· Managing lapses & celebrating successes
· Implement new strategies to achieve goals
· The Health Star Rating – is it reliable?
· Improve blood pressure and cholesterol naturally
· Gut health, prebiotics and probiotics






Follow up (6 months later)
Key session content includes:
· Revise goals & lapses
· Revisit exercise strategies
· Spotlight on calcium & iron in diet
· Examining the latest diet claims
· Healthy food swaps



Life! Program Content and Structure




Individual Consult 
· One-on-one consult with Health Professional
· Individual health & lifestyle goal setting
· Nutrition & physical activity assessment
· Personalised advice to achieve your goals



Nutrition, Diets & Diabetes
Key session content includes:
· ‘Healthy’ beverages – facts & furphies
· Healthy meals on a budget
· The #1 key to achieving a healthy weight
· Diabetes-everything you need to know
· Latest research on butter, red wine, coconut oil, dairy and more






Healthy Meals, Cooking & Food Labels
Key session content includes:
· Healthy food swaps and nutritious snacks
· Quick and healthy meal planning
· Healthiest cooking techniques
·  Portion control for healthy weight
·  Salt, sugar and alcohol – why does it matter?
·  Food label reading – supermarket shopping tips






Exercise & Physical Activity
Key session content includes:
· The 4 types of exercise training your body needs
· Best exercises to prevent Type 2 Diabetes
· Fitting exercise into a busy lifestyle
· Key strategies to exercise success
· Access to free Mat Pilates & home exercise apps






Mental Health
Key session content includes:
· Proven strategies to reduce stress
· Techniques to improve sleep quality
· How to improve ‘brain health’
· Managing depression – how exercise can help
· Tips for mindful and social eating
· Health risks of popular diets






Follow up (4 months later)
Key session content includes:
· Managing lapses & celebrating successes
· Implement new strategies to achieve goals
· The Health Star Rating – is it reliable?
· Improve blood pressure and cholesterol naturally
· Gut health, prebiotics and probiotics






Follow up (6 months later)
Key session content includes:
· Revise goals & lapses
· Revisit exercise strategies
· Spotlight on calcium & iron in diet
· Examining the latest diet claims
· Healthy food swaps



Participant Feedback

Maternal Child Health Nurse Feedback

Prioritising your health and wellbeing has never been easier with the Life! program.

Research continually confirms that the lifestyle choices you make RIGHT NOW can impact both you and the health of your family for DECADES to come. The great thing is, you are in control of your lifestyle choices. Evidence shows us that daily healthy habits can assist you in preventing Type 2 Diabetes and other chronic health conditions post pregnancy.

Mothers are often the ‘gatekeepers’ for the health and wellbeing of the entire family unit. Her nutritional and physical activity choices create a significant lasting impact on the family. Mothers have an amazing opportunity to be the key influence in raising healthy kids who grow into healthy adults!

The Life! Program will equip you with SIMPLE, PROVEN and SUSTAINABLE strategies to help you achieve ongoing health and wellness.

Thankfully, the main barrier for postnatal women participating has been removed (previously an onsite, in person program made it a tricky juggle with lots of babies and toddlers competing for attention!). Life! is now fully online.

You can attend in the comfort of your own home, with opportunity to learn and ask questions of our experienced team of Health Professionals in the live Zoom sessions, or catch up with a recording and phone consult at your own convenience if you miss it.

Run by our Women’s Health Accredited Exercise Physiologist Jennifer, this will support you in your journey to regaining strength, flexibility and energy, benefitting both mind and body.


As a mum, I know committing to something for yourself can be hard. You may be tempted to think this isn’t worth my time, there’s a million other things I need to be doing right now. But let me put it in this light for you – Good health is a PRECIOUS gift that none of us can afford to take for granted. Empowering yourself with knowledge to live your healthiest life is always going to be time well spent. We can look after the ones we love the most when we look after ourselves as best we can.

Take advantage of this Victorian Government funded program. Become the healthiest version of yourself and enjoy the benefits that come from living from a base of consistent wellness 🙂

Register for the 100% Victorian Government Funded Life! Program





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