Nutrition and physical activity

Nutrition and physical activity

Eating well and being active is important for everyone's health and wellbeing and is vital for preventing chronic disease in later life.

Starting early with breastfeeding and providing good nutrition and opportunities for active play for children gives the best start to a healthy life.

A healthy food supply providing access to nutritious, safe and affordable food contributes significantly to a community's health.

Dietitians and physical activity officers at Public Health Services provide expert advice and training to organisations to promote good health where people live, learn and age, and to prevent the harms of disease in our community. 

Visit Health and Community Workers to find out how we can support your organisation and to access a variety of useful resources.

The work of Public Health Services dietitians and physical activity officers is guided by national and state policies and informed by the latest scientific evidence

While Public Health Services cannot provide nutrition and physical activity advice to individuals, the public section of this website has fact sheets and information, and details about nutrition and physical activities and services across Tasmania. 

Start Them Right booklet 

February 2015