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Giving children a healthy start sets them up for life!  Here you will find key information about eating and physical activity for raising healthy Tasmanian kids.

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Healthy Kids Resources

Start Them Right- A parent's guide to eating for under 5s
An easy read guide on how and what to feed your child from birth to five years.

The Being Active Matters booklet
Parent's guide to movement in the early years with practical and fun activity ideas.

Health on the Shelf
A selection of story books for children from Libraries Tasmania about food, culture and living well which you can borrow for free.

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Healthy Kids Partners

Link to the Healthy Tasmania portal

Link to Move Well Eat Well website

Tasmanian School Canteen Association inc. Helping keep Tassie Kids Healthy

Link to the Family Food Patch website

Latest News


  • Take a Different Approach to Celebrate Halloween 14 Oct 2019

    Halloween has become a great activity to get out as a family and walk around your local community to trick or treat. But do you ever feel like the focus is just on the sweets and treat foods? Want something new to try as a family? Keep reading

  • Non Dairy Milks - How they Compare 04 Oct 2019

    Have you considered swapping to non dairy milks? Or does your child need a non-dairy milk because of a food allergy or intolerance? The number of different non dairy milks on the market is increasing. However it is not a simple swap from dairy to non dairy milk. Here we check out some non dairy milks on the market and look at what you might need to consider if any of these are a regular part of what you and your child eats and drinks. Read more

  • Nude Food Made Simple 01 Oct 2019

    October is Nude Food month. Have you been asked by your school or childcare centre to support Nude Food lunchboxes!! What does it mean? Where do you start and how do you get kids involved? We suggest approaching Nude Food in a simple way that works for you. It is worth a try. It could save you money and may increase variety in the lunchbox.

  • What a Teacher can do to be Body Positive 03 Sep 2019

    Teenagers tell us body image is of one of their biggest concerns. Having positive body image means you respect your body whatever shape, size and colour it may be. Read more to find out the three things teachers (and parents) can do to nurture positive body image in the classroom.

  • Help Your Teen Say No to Smoking 01 Aug 2019

    How do you help your teen say no to smoking? Being smoke free is a lot easier if everyone around you is smoke free. While most young people don’t smoke, friends that do smoke may influence your teen’s choices. Your teenager may need some tips and tricks so that they don’t give in and regret their decision. Having a plan to stay smoke free will make it easier. Read more

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