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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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Obesity and Weight Loss | myVMC

Weight loss: Traditional methods for weight loss include reducing calorie intake, increasing physical activity, and behaviour therapy.

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Pregnancy & weight | Jean Hailes

Managing your weight while you are pregnant is not always easy. Knowing how much weight gain and what you can do to keep active is helpful. …

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Pregnancy weight gain

Pregnancy weight gain is normally 11.5-16kg. Gaining too much weight during pregnancy is unhealthy. Overweight and obese pregnant women should gain only 5-9kg.

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Baby weight losses and weight gains | Australian Breastfeeding Association

One of the common concerns for parents is if their baby is gaining enough weight. What is the normal growth rate for babies? How can you weigh a baby accurately? What is a growth chart and how can you read one? This article answers all your questions about baby weight gains or if you think your baby is not gaining enough weight.

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Diet and weight loss while breastfeeding | Australian Breastfeeding Association

A 'perfect' diet is not required for breastfeeding. In general, your diet is important for your own health and energy levels, rather than affecting your breastmilk and your baby. Even in countries where food is scarce, mothers are able to breastfeed and their babies thrive. This article contains tips about what to eat and how to lose weight safely while breastfeeding.

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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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Get Healthy in Pregnancy » Get Healthy NSW

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Healthy Weight Matters - Glycemic Index Foundation

Why a healthy weight matters, tips and information to help you lose the weight and keep it off while moving more.

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Should we be concerned about a child’s weight? - Dietitians Australia

Children Should we be concerned about a child’s weight? Should we be concerned about a child’s weight? Between 1985 and 1995 the rate of childhood overweight doubled and obesity tripled in Australia

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