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Food and nutrition

Food and nutrition

A nutritious diet and regular exercise are key elements for healthy living for everybody. You can encourage the development of lifelong habits of eating well and keeping fit by providing opportunities for children to prepare and consume food that tastes good and is nutritious, and by providing opportunities to engage in physical activity that the child finds enjoyable and challenging. The health status of the child, and any plans to maintain or improve their health, should be detailed in their Care Plan.

If you have any concerns about a child being overweight or underweight you need to speak to their Caseworker, who may arrange for the child to see a medical specialist or a dietician. 

If you are interested in more information about healthy habits for children and young people visit http://raisingchildren.net.au/.​