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 Libraries Tasmania 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

  • Kids Gift Ideas that Last the Holidays 11 Dec 2018

    The festive season is fast approaching. We've put together a list of practical gift ideas that will keep your kids moving and learning.

  • Keeping babies and young children safe on hot days 20 Dec 2018

    Babies and young children are very sensitive to hot weather. With summer on the way, now is a good time to get prepared. Here are some tips to protect them from the heat and prevent heat-related illness. Read more on how to keep them cool

  • Family Road Trip Food 19 Nov 2018

    Whether your family is travelling by car, bus, boat or plane, we usually have to eat along the way. Packing your own food can save you time and money. Here are some travel friendly food ideas that have all the five food groups covered. Read more

  • Help, my Child Puts Tomato Sauce on Everything 15 Nov 2018

    Eating is all about taste – if it’s full of flavour, we’ll eat it. But what makes food taste good is different for everyone. It has a lot to do with our food likes and dislikes. This sometimes comes down to the foods we have had the opportunity to try. Read more

  • When and How to Say No to Food Requests 30 Nov 2018

    It has been said that we make over 200 decisions a day about food and the answer can’t always be ‘yes’. As parents we set boundaries to help children feel and be safe. Sticking to them can feel tricky in the moment (especially if tantrums result). As the parent/carer you decide  whether or not your child is offered the food they’ve asked for. How do you say ‘no’ to your child and reduce food nagging? Read more