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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.

Link to information for mumsLink to information on babiesLink to information on early childhood 1-5 years

Link to information on School Aged ChildrenLink to information on young peopleLink to the National Dietary Guidelines

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 the LINC about food, culture and living well which you can borrow for free.

Healthy Kids Partners

Link to the Healthy Tasmania portal

Link to Move Well Eat Well website

Link to the Tasmanian School Canteen Association website

Link to the Family Food Patch website

Latest News

  • The Sugar Message and Kids 14 Aug 2018

    Are you finding yourself questioning how much sugar you and your family are having? The sugar tax debate and media on sugar in food and drinks is making some parents confused and worried. This can be more so if your child has a ‘sweet tooth’. From all this talk in the home and even at school, children may start to worry about what they are eating. Read more

  • Dental Health Week 2018 03 Aug 2018

    Tooth decay is one of the most common childhood diseases but it is preventable. Read about our top tips for a healthy mouth healthy body.

  • Folate and pregnancy 13 Jul 2018

    If you are a woman of childbearing age, you are being encouraged to eat more folate containing foods. read more

  • How Healthy are Nuts? 26 Jun 2018

    Including nuts among your food choices does have health benefits.  Nuts are naturally full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, healthy fats, protein and fibre … and they’re delicious. This makes them a perfect snack food. There are many types, all with their own unique taste and texture. A daily serve of nuts is about a small handful (30 grams). Dry roasted or raw nuts without added salt and sugar are a more nutritious choice. For yummy ideas for adding nuts into your day read more

  • Three Ways Parents can Shape a Child's Body Image 25 Jul 2018

    A positive body image is about respecting your body whatever its shape, size or colour. It is important to enjoy what your body can do and feel, because when we feel good about our body, we are more likely to care for it. Studies show the way parents feel and talk about bodies and eating has a big impact on their child’s self-esteem and feelings about their own body. To grow healthy and strong children need to feel good about themselves. By taking care in what we say and do as parents and caregivers, we can teach our children to be confident in their own body. Read more

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