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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.

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

  • Baby Led Weaning Explained 19 Mar 2019

    Using Baby Led Weaning (BLW) as a method to introduce solid food to your baby has been around for over a decade. It gained popularity following the release of the first book on the topic in 2008. Firstly, what is BLW? It is a way of introducing solids that allows babies to self-feed. In its most true form only the baby puts food in his or her mouth. A baby who is able to do this is developmentally ready for solids. BLW is offering your baby food from your family meals cut up into finger sized foods. Read more

  • Eating Well for Pregnancy 06 Mar 2019

    Are you pregnant or planning a pregnancy? Eating well during pregnancy is important for both you and your growing baby. But, did you know what you eat before becoming pregnant plays a role too. Read more

  • Go Nuts - They're Nutritious and Delicious 01 Mar 2019

    Nuts are naturally full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, healthy fats, protein and fibre and they’re delicious. This makes them a perfect snack food. A daily serve of nuts is about a small handful (30 grams). Dry roasted or raw nuts without added salt and sugar are the most nutritious choice. Read more

  • Help My Child does not Eat Vegetables 15 Feb 2019

    Do you worry that your child isn’t eating enough? Or doesn’t eat some foods? If so, you’re not alone. We know parents want to give their children the best start. It’s easy to get caught up in what your child is or isn’t eating. The long-term goal is for your child to have a healthy relationship with all food. Foods like vegetables have an important role in nourishing our bodies. But they are only one part of the variety of foods we eat for health. Read more

  • The Pasta Trap 18 Jan 2019

    Do you find yourself preparing a delicious dinner only to find out all your child wants to eat is a bowl of plain pasta? This is more common than you think and is actually OK. Kids are growing and often crave foods that will give them quick satisfying energy. They are less interested in eating than in doing stuff. In the long term, we want children to eat a variety of foods and have a healthy relationship with food and eating. So how do we get there and navigate the way through the “pasta phase”. Read more

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