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

  • Getting Back your Dinner Mojo 19 May 2019

    Do you find yourself cooking the same few meals every week? You probably do this because it is quick, easy and you know that the kids will eat them. So how do you get your dinner mojo back? Read more

  • How to Help your Teen be Smoke Free 14 Jun 2019

    All parents want the best for their kids. For most of us, that includes our children being smoke free. We all know smoking can lead to serious health issues later in life, but young people often don’t focus on long term. You can influence a young person’s decision about smoking. To support our young people to say no to smoking we need to give them the facts. Read more

  • What Your Teen Wants you to Know about Visiting a Doctor 09 May 2019

    No-one said parenting teens was easy! It can get tricky when your teenager wants to see a GP by themselves. How comfortable are you with them seeing a doctor without you? Are they ready for this responsibility? What health choices can they make for themselves? How do you find out what’s going on? Read more to find out some things your teen wants you to know

  • Help my Child Only wants Milk 05 Jun 2019

    In baby’s first year, breast milk or infant formula is their main source of nutrition. Solid foods should not replace milk feeds too quickly. Once baby turns one if your baby has bottles of formula, you can start to reduce them. At this age, most babies will be able to manage foods eaten by the rest of the family. If you are breastfeeding, continue to breastfeed for as long as you and your baby wish. Breast milk changes to meet the growing needs of your child. It is natural to think about your child’s nutrition and how they are growing. From one year of age baby moves from a milk based eating pattern to one that mostly includes solid foods. If you are worried that your child is relying on milk for their nutrition read more

  • Being Dog Safe 30 Apr 2019

    The Autumn season is a lovely time of year to get outside and enjoy your local parks and beaches. These places are also popular spots for people to take their dogs for exercise and play. Playing with dogs can be fun and while most dogs are friendly, dog bites do happen. Half of all dog bites occur in children under 10 years old.  Read about the four main tips to help teach your children to be safe around dogs without making them scared or anxious