Canberra Local Picks

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Each month we will feature upcoming activities and events that is happening in your community to help you keep well and healthy. From local pram walks to eating out, Capital Chicks CANberra will keep you abreast with everything local!  

Nutrition Australia ACT presents

Nourishing Little Minds is a fantastic 4-week program where children have ‘story time’ at Libraries ACT followed by a food preparation activity with the team from Nutrition Australia ACT. It’s great for children aged 0-5 to try new healthy foods in a supportive environment.

Although the program has been put on hold due to COVID-19, Leanne Elliston from Nutrition Australia ACT says they “still have lots to share and have created a Nourishing Little Minds Facebook group.” She says the closed group was created “especially for parents and carers of children aged 0-5 years” where they can “pick up tips and share ideas on how to have positive food experiences with their children.” 

Nourishing Little Minds is a community-based initiative supported through ACT Health, Healthy Canberra Grants.

Join their Facebook group here


Club Lime Ladies Only welcome Capital Chicks CANberra to join us for the following exclusive Ladies Only Group Fitness classes at CISAC!

About this Event

Throughout October the CISAC Ladies Only members celebrate Move for Dignity. The Capital Chicks community are welcome to join our team as we move for a great cause – Share the Dignity Australia. 

Please book below classes with corresponding scheduled time. Limited capacity and subject to availability.  

All fitness levels and abilities welcome! 

To join, see links below for a variety of classes and dates: 

Click here for CISAC Ladies Only Spring Series 

Click here for Tuggeranong Ladies Only Spring Series 


Capital Chicks who try a group fitness class will automatically enter to win a FREE ladies only membership!! 


Mums Exercise Group Australia (MEGA) is a social enterprise empowering mothers and helping them to improve their social, emotional and physical wellbeing. 

MEGA provides inclusive exercise classes with the opportunity to get active with your kids in tow for free to low-cost! 

If you would like to join a MEGA event around Canberra, please visit: 

FREE FitChick sessions brought to you by Touch Football ACT 

Looking for a way to ease back into some physical activity along with a group of mums and mums-to-be like you? Capital Chicks CANberra are being invited by Touch Football ACT to take part in free FitChicks sessions – and you can bring the kids! The sessions, based around some team sport principles, are designed to be fun, simple and ease you back into physical activity for better overall health outcomes. 

Start date: Tuesday 27th October 
Runs for: 6 weeks 
Session time: 10.00-10.45am, with coffee afterwards 
Location: Makin Place, Deakin 

Kids welcome and entertained with games by Uni of Canberra students 

Cost: FREE! 

For more info or to register interest, email:


See what it’s all about at an obligation-free trial session, 10:00-10:45am, 13th October, at Makin Place, Deakin 

Meet & Move  

Meet & Move is an ACT-based program which combines the social and play elements of a playgroup with movement for mums. Created in response to feedback from parents, Meet & Move helps you to increase your family’s physical activity together. 

To help improve your family’s health and wellbeing, the Meet & Move program delivers 4 free physical activity sessions each week and several ‘Grab n Go – Healthy Eating for Active Kids’ workshops each year. 

We understand that raising kids requires flexibility. There’s no need to book or attend every week. We welcome all mums with children aged birth to 5 years, and all fitness levels. 

For full session details visit:

Wellbeing Check - Take the quiz - Capital Chicks CANberra

Sometimes, all you need is the right information and a little bit of motivation to get started towards your health and wellbeing goals. The Capital Chicks CANberra has been designed to do just that.

Whether you want to connect with other like-minded women, get fit, lose weight, prevent disease or just live healthier and happier – our online community and dedicated experts have you covered in a supportive and non-judgmental online environment.

Brought to you by Diabetes NSW and ACT and proudly funded by the ACT government through the Department of Preventative and Population Health.