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A welcome from the Chief Executive


Welcome to healthy families healthy children, a healthy new website for a the new year for families and children in Sydney Local Health District.

Here we speak to the Chief Executive about why healthy families and healthy children are so important to her.

What makes healthy?

What is healthy eating and why is it important?


A nutritionally balanced diet is important for optimal growth, development and wellbeing.
According to Sydney Local Health District's Early Childhood Dietitian, Kalliope Polyronis, we can all make changes to ensure we're eating the right foods for our health and the health of our family.

What is healthy eating and why is it important?

A healthy start


Mornings can be a hectic time for all families. Whether you are trying to get kids ready for school or rushing to an early appointment, it's easy to let breakfast fall by the wayside.

A healthy start

Let's play


It seems simple doesn't it? - according to Sydney Local Health District's child and family health experts, that little four letter word is one of the most important things you'll do with your kids.

Let's Play




Brushing up for sparkly smiles


As part of Dental Health Week our experts give their tips on how to keep your child's smile bright and healthy.

Brushing up for sparkly smiles

Itchy bites


Long sunny days, gorgeous outdoor evenings and yep, you guessed what comes next...
“Is anyone else being eaten alive?”

Itchy bites

Feeling good in 2017


Tips from Sydney Local Health District's mental health expert Dr Jean Starling.

Feeling Good in 2017

Is your family sun safe?


RPA's skin cancer expert Professor John Thompson has some tips on how to make sure we’re all protected from the sun.

Is your family sun safe?

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