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

  • 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

  • I Don't want my Child to Eat that 27 Jun 2018

    Do you struggle with how and what other people feed your child? It is normal for parents to worry about what their child eats. We all want our kids to grow up to feel good about food and their body. We also know being too strict on foods high in sugar and fat (often called “sometimes” foods) is not helpful. It can lead to these foods being more sort after by children. So how do we get the balance right? Read more

  • Take a New Look at Family Mealtime 01 Jun 2018

    Are you finding mealtimes a struggle? Do you spend more time worrying about what the kids eat than eating your own meal? Here are some tips to reduce the mealtime battle and put a bit of joy back into family meal times. If you don’t have family meals maybe these tips will help get you started. Read more

  • War on Food Waste 01 Jun 2018

    Do you worry about wasting food in your house? Do you stick with the same foods? Do you avoid trying new foods and recipes in case your kids do not like them and the food ends up in the bin? While it is good to be mindful of food waste, it is important that young children have chances to try a variety of foods. This helps them build their eating skills and confidence to be a more adventurous eater. For some children they need the chance to try a new food many times before they eat it. Here are some practical ideas to do this while limiting food waste. Read more