The site provides a range of information and initiatives on healthy eating, regular physical activity and overweight and obesity to assist all Australians to lead healthy and active lives.
Links to a Department of Health and Ageing page which outline many of the activities being undertaken to enhance child health and wellbeing.
HealthInsite topic page linking to information on health issues that affect children, from babies and toddlers to young people. Includes childhood illnesses, accidents and injuries, obesity and support for children having problems.
HealthInsite provides links to some of Australia's most authoritative health organisations and their websites.
The CSIRO Wellbeing Plan for Kids provides a step-by-step plan for families to make healthy changes to their eating and activities.
Registering for an eHealth record will help you take control of your health and healthcare information. Over time, it will also give your healthcare professionals the information they need to provide you with the best possible care.
KidsMatter aims to strengthen the mental health and wellbeing of children. This program covers Early Childhood, Primary and Transition to School and involves people who have a significant influence on children's lives.
Livewire is a safe and fun online community designed for young people living with a serious illness, chronic health condition or disability. It also caters for their siblings and parents. It allows members to share experiences.
The Government provides guidelines and recommendations for Australians to encourage healthy eating that will minimise the risk of the development of diet-related diseases within the Australian population.
This section of the Department of Health and Ageing website provides interesting and useful information on physical activity and health associated issues. The National Physical Activity Guidelines for Australians outline the minimum levels of physical activity required to gain a health benefit and ways to incorporate incidental physical activity into everyday life.
Specific information on overweight and obesity is provided, including: prevalence of overweight and obesity; How overweight and obesity is defined; Calculate your BMI (for adults only); Causes of overweight and obesity; Health consequences; Economic consequences.