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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

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  • Choosing Media for Your Child 05 Nov 2020

    How can we as parents use books, shows, movies to help our children learn more about respect, diversity and equity from an early age? We know all bodies deserve love and respect. Read more about how you select books, shows and movies to help you do this.

  • Food Jags Explained 26 Oct 2020

    ‘My son has wanted to eat a particular brand of yoghurt every day since I can remember, and now he’s totally gone off it. What’s that about?’ The term for this is "food jag" and it's common in young children. It is tricky to navigate, read about tips that may help

  • Five Questions Five Days 10 Nov 2020

    We know parents want to give their child the best start around food and nutrition. One of the best ways to do this is to know what your job is in feeding. We encourage a way of feeding where parents decide what food to offer, when and where. Children decide whether to eat it and how much. It sounds simple, but in real life it can get a little tricky. That’s where a few tips come in handy to help you through. Read more about around feeding children and your job in feeding

  • How Much is Enough 13 Oct 2020

    When given the chance, children are actually very good at eating when they’re hungry and stopping when they’re full. In fact, they’re often much better than adults. What can make it confusing is they don’t always eat in a way that looks consistent. Some days they might eat a lot and other days not so much. While this is normal it this doesn't stop those unwelcome comments about how your child eats. Read more about how to stop the worry and find the joy in eating

  • The Breakfast and Daycare Dilemma 13 Oct 2020

    Some mornings it can be hard for children to eat breakfast before you have to be out the door, especially if you have an early start. You may not be able to get your child up any earlier than you already do and that’s OK. But it doesn't mean they have to miss breakfast altogether. Read more about how to solve the breakfast and getting to daycare on time dilemma

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