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Children's health

A Healthy and Active Australia

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.

Department of Health

Child health

Outlines the activities being undertaken by government to enhance child health and wellbeing.

Department of Health

Children

Links to information on health issues that affect children, from babies and toddlers to young people. Healthdirect provides links to some of Australia's most authoritative health organisations and their websites.

healthdirect Australia

CSIRO wellbeing plan for kids

Provides a step-by-step plan for families to make healthy changes to their children's eating and activities.

CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

eHealth

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.

Department of Health

Livewire (community for young people with chronic illnesses)

Provides 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 and allows members to share experiences.

Starlight Children's Foundation

Nutrition and healthy eating

Provides guidelines and recommendations to encourage healthy eating that will minimise the risk of the development of diet-related diseases within the Australian population.

Department of Health

Physical activity

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.

Department of Health

Promoting healthy weight

Provides information on overweight and obesity. Includes how overweight and obesity is defined, its causes and health consequences and how to calculate your BMI (for adults only).

Department of Health

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