When fast foods, large portions and lots of screen time are common in families, it can be hard to tell what is normal and what is not. Read on to find out how you can make healthy normal for your family.
Children today are eating more high fat and high sugar foods, are less active and are spending more time in front of screens than children 20 years ago.
Now over one in five children are above a healthy weight, putting them at risk of health issues later on in life.
The good news is that there are lots of little things you can do that will make a big difference to the health of your family.
Make Healthy Normal is a great online tool available to all families. There are lots of simple tips and tricks for getting active every day and recipes for healthy meals and snacks. You can even take a quiz to find out how healthy you are.
Sydney Local Health District is also working hard to make healthy normal for our families. Our Early Years Health Promotion team offers the following programs which support families to make healthy choices and get active. Click on the programs below to find out more.