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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


  • Why Pregnancy is Not an Open Invitation to Comment on Bodies 21 Nov 2019

    It is common for a pregnant body to draw attention and comments. Comments can come from friends and family, coworkers and even strangers. While most people are well meaning with their comments they can make some pregnant women uncomfortable. For some women it feeds into concerns they may have about their baby’s growth, or their own body shape or size. Research has also found a link between feeling unhappy with your body and post-natal depression. So, it’s important to look after your body image and mental health throughout your pregnancy - just like you would look after your physical health. Read more

  • Summer BBQ Inspiration 14 Nov 2019

    Summer is coming and that means BBQ weather. Have you been asked to bring a plate and/or meat to share at a family or social event? For ideas and inspiration read more

  • Outdoor Classroom Ideas 11 Nov 2019

    Did you know outdoor learning and play helps children grow healthy and strong? Share the following to help get children outdoors. Benefits of outdoor play engages children with learning and leads to a greater connection with nature, teaches critical life skills such as resilience, teamwork and creativity and it is fun.

  • Know the Difference Between Gagging and Choking on Food 22 Nov 2019

    One of the main reasons for anxiety about starting solids or moving on from puree foods is the worry of choking. Here we explain what is choking and what is gagging on food. Why knowing the difference is important and where to get first aid information. Read more

  • Why Children Need Risky Play 23 Oct 2019

    We all want the best for our children. This includes keeping them safe while they play. Falls and running into people and things are the top reasons for a child going to hospital. We know play is how children develop and learn. How do we get the balance right between being safe and allowing risk? Read more

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