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

  • Tap into Water 01 Nov 2018

    Headaches, tiredness and constipation are signs of not drinking enough. We all need plenty of fluid, especially water, every day to stay feeling well and to keep your insides working. You will get some fluid from vegetables, fruit and milk (tea and coffee can be an option for adults too). Unfortunately, while juice, soft drinks and cordials provide fluid they have a lot of sugar. So, make tap water the main drink for the whole family: it’s freely available, looks after teeth, has no sugar and really is the best thirst quencher. Read more

  • Feeding your Hungry Teen 27 Sep 2018

    If your teen is eating you out of house and home remember, their hunger is real – they’re growing and responding to natural feelings of hunger. Because of socialising, school, work and sport, your teen will spend more time away from home for meals and snacks. And if they have their own money, you’ll find you’ve even less control over what they eat. If you’ve set up a good structure around eating – regular meals and snacks, a variety of foods and no pressure on kids to eat – just keep this going. Trust your teen to nourish her- or himself outside the home. Read more

  • Be a Positive Role Model Around Food and Eating 20 Sep 2018

    We know what happens in your own home has the most impact on your child’s eating and feeding habits. What children see and learn influences the many food choices they will come across in life. We know parents want their children to grow up healthy and strong. One of the best things you can do for this is to be a positive role model for your child around food and eating. Read more

  • Screen time - How much is too much 24 Aug 2018

    Screens, such as TVs, mobile phones, tablets and computers, have become part of our daily lives. Young children can be fascinated with the colours and movement shown on a screen. But experts agree that screen time is not good for young children. Screen time often involves sitting or lying down for a long time. Getting away from screens and spending more time being active is good for children. It is good for parents too! It also helps set up these habits for life. Read more

  • Popular Diet and Sugar Talk 13 Nov 2018

    Is the talk about popular diets and sugar making you or your family worried or confused about what you are eating? You may worry more 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