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Healthy eating for kids

Healthy eating for your child

Learn how you can teach your child good eating habits so they can make healthy choices and reduce their risk of obesity and diseases such as diabetes.

Healthy drinks for kids

There are no shortage of drink varieties in Australia, but the best drinks you can give your kids are water and milk.

Five food groups

Learn about the five food groups and how eating a variety from each every day will help your child develop and grow.

How much food does my child need?

Children need a healthy variety of foods from the five food groups to grow up healthy and strong. Learn what types of food and how much according to t...

How to introduce allergy foods

You can gradually introduce allergy foods to your baby’s diet when they start on solids, at about 6 months. Learn more here about what to do if your c...

Junk food

Kids may love junk food, but they should not form part of a regular, healthy diet.

Children and vitamins

Very few kids actually need to take vitamin and mineral supplements, they can get everything they need from a balanced diet.

Food preparation and safety

Food poisoning can be avoided by correct food preparation and safety in the kitchen. Learn more about food storage, preparation and cooking.

Understanding food labels

By understanding food labels better, you can make healthier food choices when shopping for food and make nutritious meals for both you and your family...

Vegetarian feeding guide for babies and toddlers

At 4 to 6 months of age, your baby may be ready for solids. Here are suggestions on what vegetables to offer your child at different life stages.

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