Support services and more information

Healthy Eating

Support services and more information

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Support Services

Public Health Services (Department of Health and Human Services): www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/publichealth

A free service offering support to schools across Tasmania by providing advice and support to help schools promote healthy eating within a health-promoting schools framework.

Email: community.nutrition@dhhs.tas.gov.au

Tasmanian School Canteen Association: www.tascanteenassn.org.au

TSCA provides practical ideas, support and materials to help your school achieve canteen accreditation. This includes canteen guidelines and procedures and information about food safety, food options, marketing and supporting learning links between the canteen and classroom.

Email: julie@tascanteenassn.org.au

Phone: 6223 8023

Dietitians Association of Australia: www.daa.asn.au/

The Dietitians Association of Australia is the peak body of dietetics and nutrition professionals in Australia. This website provides the most current nutrition information and a database to find an Accredited Practising Dietitian near you.

Oral Health Services Tasmania (Department of Health and Human Services): www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/oralhealth

Oral health is important to the overall general health and wellbeing of everyone. Poor oral health is associated with many other health issues and it is preventable.

To encourage better oral health outcomes for Tasmania children, please request the evidence-based oral health messages to support your classroom lessons.

Email: oralhealthpromotion@dhhs.tas.gov.au

Phone: 6214 5421

More information and resources

Better Health Channel: www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au

Provides health information that is reliable, up-to-date and easy to understand. The information is designed to help individuals improve their health and wellbeing. The site offers eating tips for teenagers and information for parents.

Completely Gorgeous: www.completelygorgeous.com.au/

Provides information to help young people accept their natural body shape and resist advertising and media messages that can harm self-esteem. It provides tips on health, physical activity and nutrition, and includes teaching notes for lower and upper secondary teachers.

FOODcents: www.foodcentsprogram.com.au/

Provides information and resources on how to balance your food budget and your diet.

From Paddock to Plate: www.splash.abc.net.au/res/teacher_res/3-paddock-plate.html

A teacher resource to help students discover where food comes from and how it gets to our tables.

Planet Health: www.planet-health.org/

An interdisciplinary curriculum for teaching middle school nutrition and physical activity.

Teen Health: www.teenshealth.org

Provides free information and resources for parents, children and teenagers about various health topics, including food and nutrition.