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FoodSwitch App

The FoodSwitch app works by using your mobile phone camera to scan the barcode of a packaged food. It then uses science-based algorithms to calculate and then display simple nutrition profiles of the food.

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About fat in your child's diet

We need some fat in our diet. It's important to know where to find fats, and how to make healthy choices for your children.

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Vitamins and supplements during pregnancy

Folic acid, iodine and vitamin D supplements are recommended during pregnancy. But a healthy diet will provide all the other nutrients that you need.

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Special diets for kids

Your child may need a special diet for a metabolic condition, allergies or your beliefs. Learn about how to give your child the nutrients they need.

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Vegetarian and vegan feeding guide for toddlers

Toddlers can eat a vegetarian or vegan diet, as long as the foods they are eating contain enough energy, protein and nutrients for them to grow.

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Fad diets for kids

It’s important that children have a balanced diet. Special diets are needed for food allergies, but other restriction diets can be unhealthy for children. Read more here.

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Toddler development: Learning to feed themselves

Feeding themselves, even if it's messy, is an important part of your toddler's development. Learn how to teach your toddler to feed themselves.

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Healthy eating for kids

Encourage healthy eating habits for kids by shopping healthy and planning meals to minimise temper tantrums at the dinner table and keep fussy eaters happy.

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Anaemia in pregnancy

During pregnancy, some people become anaemic, which means they have too few red blood cells in their body. Diet and supplements can help.

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About salt in your child's diet

Most of the salt we eat now comes from processed foods. Find out how your family can cut back on how much salt you eat.

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