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Capital Chicks CANberra Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions to help you understand more about the Capital Chicks CANberra. If you have any questions outside of the list below, feel free to visit our contact page here > where you will find a link to the various teams who can assist with your enquiry.

As part of the ACT Government’s commitment to helping improve the health and wellbeing of Canberra women, they have made the Capital Chicks online community free to women residing in Canberra and the ACT.
Canberra has one of the highest rates of gestational diabetes in the country, of which many cases could be avoided with some pro-active lifestyle change including managing weight, healthy eating and exercise. The ACT Government recognised the need to do more for Canberra women to help prevent the impact of gestational diabetes and other lifestyle diseases including type 2 diabetes on mums and their babies. As a result, the Capital Chicks CANberra is funded by the ACT Government through the Department of Preventive and Population Health 'Healthy Canberra Grant: Focus on Preventing Diabetes Scheme' which is designed to provide local organisations with the opportunity to deliver health programs and services to the ACT community. Diabetes NSW and ACT is one of these organisations who has received funding to promote gestational diabetes awareness and prevention through 'The Capital Chicks CANberra'.
Not at all. Once you register, you will receive useful tips and advice on health and wellbeing to help you achieve your goals and you can unsubscribe at anytime. We give you choices and communication preferences so you can view the information that is most relevant to you.
Your information will not be sold to third parties nor do we intend on selling you products once you register with the Capital Chicks CANberra.
Did you know that Canberra has one of the highest rates of gestational diabetes in the country? Whilst there is no one real cause, there is a lot of evidence that suggests managing your weight, healthy eating and regular exercise can help to improve your chances of preventing gestational diabetes as well as other lifestyle diseases including type 2 diabetes. We are here to help women planning a pregnancy, pregnant, between and post pregnancy give themselves the best chance possible to prevent gestational diabetes.
By registering for the Capital Chicks CANberra you can access our closed community and create a far more personalised online experience. We can also make you aware of new events, offers, programs, giveaways, recipes, workouts and more as they come available.
Your personal details will remain in the strictest confidence within our online platform.
No, Capital Chicks is not a locked in program or course . We understand that women need flexibility to fit in with their own lifestyles, goals and time constraints. That is why we provide you access to all the information, tools, tips, events and you can choose to participate as little or as much as you like.
Capital Chicks is not a course. It is an online community where you will have access all the information, tools, tips, events and you can choose to participate as little or as much as you like. Should you choose to incorporate some of these changes into your lifestyle you will find there is a community of supportive and non-judgmental women on the same path.
Diabetes NSW & ACT, a provider of healthcare services provides high quality, safe and effective health and health related advice based on contemporary and evidence-based guidelines. Our processes and services align with and support the Australian Charter of Health Care Rights. Our team of experts are university qualified, trained in health coaching and have the knowledge, skills and experience necessary for ensuring all information and advice is delivered in accordance with best practice. All health professionals hold accreditation within their professional body.
Not at all. Capital Chicks CANberra is for women planning a pregnancy, who are pregnant, between pregnancies and post pregnancy.
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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.