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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

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    Teenagers tell us body image is of one of their biggest concerns. Having positive body image means you respect your body whatever shape, size and colour it may be. Read more to find out the three things teachers (and parents) can do to nurture positive body image in the classroom.

  • Help Your Teen Say No to Smoking 01 Aug 2019

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  • Workplaces Have a Role in Breastfeeding 31 Jul 2019

    Does your workplace support breastfeeding? Time, space and support are crucial to support mums to keep breastfeeding when they return to work. Read more about support for breastfeeding in the workplace

  • Breastfeeding is Not Just Women's Business 31 Jul 2019

    They say it takes a village to raise a child and it’s true. Breastfeeding isn’t just women's business, it’s everyone's business. Learning to breastfeed takes time and parents need support. Fathers, partners, families, workplaces, early childhood education and care services and communities all have an important role in supporting breastfeeding. Read more about breastfeeding

  • How to Tell When your Baby is Ready to Feed 31 Jul 2019

    Sometimes it can be hard to know when and how much to feed your baby.  The good news is that most of the time your baby can help you. Healthy babies know how much they need to feed to grow the way that is right for them. The secret is to watch what they are telling you. Your baby will let you know when they want a feed, how much they want to feed and how fast they want to feed. Read more

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