AN Elmore Health and Wellbeing team will encourage healthy eating and physical activity in the community.
The team was launched at a ceremony at Railway Square in Elmore yesterday.
It consists of representatives from Elmore Primary School, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School, Elmore Preschool and Elmore Primary Health Services.
There are also two parent volunteer representatives who will focus on improving healthy eating and physical activity in children and the Elmore community.
It comes as part of the Children's Achievement Program through the Healthy Together Bendigo initiative.
Meg Doller is a parent representative of the Elmore Preschool.
She has two children, Luke who is 18 months and Tom who is three years old.
Ms Doller said the team had asked parents about how they would like the Health and Wellbeing team to support them.
"We want to provide the community with support with different health issues," she said.
"Not saying that Elmore has lots of health issues but we want to promote healthy eating, which the preschool and schools do really well and also encourage children to get more active."
Ms Doller said it was important to instill healthy eating into young people.
"We want to encourage a healthy attitude in young people in the hope it filters through," she said.
"I think we are working with the right age bracket and it is fabulous that the whole community is working together."
City of Greater Bendigo Active and Healthy Communities manager Patrick Jess said it was good to see children groups working together to support each other.
"We have 20 primary schools and 27 early childhood services across greater Bendigo signed up to the Achievement Program," he said.
"This program helps schools, preschools and early childhood services work towards improving health and wellbeing in communities.
"It is a great example of a true partnership that the whole community can gain from."