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Building positive body image in kids

It's important to teach kids to feel good about their bodies. If they have a positive body image, they'll have greater self-esteem and are more likely to have a healthy outlook on life. Learn more here.

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Body image after having a baby

Your body can change in many ways during pregnancy and after you have given birth, but there are ways you can help your body recover and get used to the new you.

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Body image in pregnancy - COPE

COPE's purpose is to prevent and improve the quality of life of those living with emotional and mental health problems that occur prior to and within the perinatal period.

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Body image - women - Better Health Channel

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Bat ears in children: causes and treatment | Raising Children Network

Ears that stick out are called protruding ears or bat ears. This isn’t a medical problem. If appearance is an issue, children can have surgery for bat ears.

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Obesity in children - causes - Better Health Channel

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Overweight women and healthy pregnancy | Raising Children Network

Being overweight can cause complications in pregnancy. You can reach a healthier weight with changes to diet and activity levels and weight management advice.

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Healthy Eating for Infants, Children and Teenagers | Eat For Health

To achieve and maintain a healthy weight be physically active and choose amounts of nutritious food and drinks to meet your energy needs.

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Screen time and children | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

What is screen time? Screen time is a term used to describe the amount of time spent looking at a screen

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Childhood obesity - MyDr.com.au

More than one in 4 kids aged 5-17 years in Australia is above a healthy weight. Find out how to help kids make changes to their diet and activity levels.

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