Kids' health now online
MID North Coast Local Health Network is encouraging parents to visit the new Healthy Kids website which has the latest healthy nutrition and physical activity information, including recipes and sports ideas.
NSW Health Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant has announced the new-look Healthy Kids website which will make it even easier for parents, teachers and health professionals to access resources to help children eat healthy food and be more active.
Dr Chant said the Healthy Kids website forms part of the $12 million that NSW is allocating to tackle the epidemic of childhood overweight and obesity.
“Healthy Kids is unique in Australia in terms of being a joint website for all the State Government programs and campaigns relating to sound nutrition and physical activity advice for children and young people,” Dr Chant said.
“Since its launch, there has been significant progress in healthy eating, physical activity and obesity prevention initiatives in NSW as evidenced in the latest SPANS survey which suggests that childhood weight problems and obesity is levelling out. However, the rates of obesity amongst children are still too high and we need to do more to reduce these rates.”
North Coast Health Promotion Director Uta Dietrich said: “Locally we have a strong track record in providing supportive nutrition and physical activity programs like Munch and Move in North Coast pre-schools and Active School Kids in primary schools.