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By Kyabram Free Press

NUTRITION will be the theme for this year’s Veterans’ Health Week with funding for events now open for ex-service organisations (ESOs) and community groups.

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester and Member for Murray Damian Drum said Veterans’ Health Week in September was a fantastic opportunity for ex-service organisations and community groups to engage with veterans in their communities and promote the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle.

“We know that nutrition leads to improved health and better lifestyle outcomes, not just for our veterans, but everyone,” Mr Drum said.

“Our local ESOs and community groups provide fantastic ongoing support, engagement and information to the veteran and ex-service community. We recognise their efforts and commend their ongoing contributions to our community.”

Veterans’ Health Week focuses on providing ongoing support, engagement and information to the veteran and ex-service communities in a positive and enjoyable environment.

“Any ESO or community group with a link to the broader veteran community is eligible to apply,” Mr Chester said.

Veterans’ Health Week is from September 22-30. Applications for funding close on June 29; to apply go to dva.gov.au/veterans-health-week