1. Toddlers

Nutrition & fitness

Fussy eaters might need to try new food many times.
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    What are carbohydrates? What’s the glycaemic index or GI? And why are they important? This article explains how to use GI to make family eating healthier.

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    What do toddlers (1-2 years) need to eat each day? Our illustrated dietary guidelines make it easy to serve up the right amount from the five food groups.

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    Read how to help kids and teens make healthy food choices when eating out or eating away from home. It starts with healthy family food in early childhood.

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    It’s important for children to learn to feed themselves, although it can be messy! Get practical tips to help your child move from fingers foods to spoons.

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    Need breakfast ideas for kids? Our guide to getting kids to eat breakfast has healthy breakfast ideas and explains why breakfast is important for kids. Article available in: Arabic, Dari, Karen, Persian, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese

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    Food labels have so much nutritional information that they can be very confusing. Our guide makes food labels simple so you can make healthy choices.

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    How can you get kids to eat fruit and vegetables? Try our Mr Vegie Face pizza or rainbow plate to make fruit and vegies fun for your child. Get more ideas.

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    Childhood obesity is when children have too much body fat. Read how a healthy family lifestyle helps kids avoid obesity and benefits health and wellbeing.

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    Getting more physical activity into your daily family life can sometimes be a matter of spotting obstacles and overcoming them. Read our guide for ideas.

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