Resources for Families Fact Sheet

There are a wide range of resources for families to help them understand and apply healthy nutritional standards.

The resources recommended in this Factsheet include the most recent dietary advice from the Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council, specifically the Australian Dietary Guidelines (see www.eatforhealth.gov.au). The updated version of these Guidelines was released in 2013 and is based on the evidence from over 55,000 scientific peer-reviewed journal articles, which were reviewed by a Dietary Guidelines Working Committee of experts in a variety of nutrition fields.

TuckaTalk Factsheets

The following resources provide information on a range of nutrition topics for children aged 1 – 12 years. To view the factsheets visit www.health.act.gov.au and search for 'TuckaTalk'.

Foodwise Factsheets

Foodwise resources provide nutrition information on a range of topics for young people aged 12 years and older. To view the factsheets visit www.health.act.gov.au and search for 'Foodwise'.

Food sensitivity

Food for 4-6 year olds

Drink up for good health

Constipation and fibre

Children and iron

Breakfast

Vitamin D

Vegetarian eating for children

Party time

Healthy lifestyles for healthy bodies

Healthy habits

Food for 1-3 year olds

Enjoying fruit and vegetables

Bone up on calcium

Pack a lunch with some punch

Brekkie

Calcium

Iron

Drink up

Sport supplements

Healthy eating for young people

Hunger buster snacks

Healthier takeaway

Skin food

Weight management and energy balance

Talk About Weight Fact Sheets

The Talk About Weight factsheets provide nutrition information for parents who are concerned their child is overweight or at risk of becoming overweight. To view the factsheets visit www.health.act.gov.au and search for 'Talk About Weight'.

Women, Youth & Children Nutrition Service

Women, Youth & Children Nutrition Service The Women, Youth & Children Nutrition team provides a free service to children, young people and their families. Dietitians can provide advice on a range of nutrition topics including fussy eating, introducing solids, weight management, food allergy and intolerance and disordered eating.

Phone (02) 6207 9977, 8am - 5pm weekdays

Nutrition services are provided at the Phillip; Tuggeranong; City; Belconnen and Gungahlin Health Centres and the West Belconnen Child and Family Centre.

Nutrition Australia produces a range of national resources that aim to promote optimal health by encouraging food variety and physical activity. The following fact sheets are relevant to children and adolescents. Visit www.nutritionaustralia.org/act

Vegetable snacks for kids

Packing a school lunchbox

Eat a rainbow

Disguising vegetables

5 food tips for healthy kids

Kids brainy breakfast ideas

What's for lunch?

For panicky parents with fussy eaters

Food activities

8 foods young kids love

Nutrition for teens – advice for parents

Food and fitness for children

Drinks for children

Food advertising directed at children

Additional Resources

www.goodhabitsforlife.act.gov.au/ - an ACT Government website that includes tips for families on nutrition and activity.

www.raisingchildren.net.au - an Australian parenting website that includes tips for parents/carers on nutrition and fitness for all age groups.

www.healthy-kids.com.au - Great lunchbox ideas and other resources at the NSW Government website

www.nudefoodday.com.au - Nude Food Days promoting unpackaged food in lunchboxes

www.vaccho.org.au - Resources for Aboriginal families about suitable nutrition for children

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