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 External Link). 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.auExternal Linkand 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. auExternal Linkand 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/External Link - an ACT Government website that includes tips for families on nutrition and activity.

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

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

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

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

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