Growing good habits is all about making positive changes to children’s eating and physical activity habits today to put them on track for a healthier tomorrow. Even small changes can make a difference towards a healthier lifestyle and give children the best possible start in life.
With more than one in four Queensland kids overweight or obese, and a high proportion of these likely to remain overweight as adults, this website aims to help families, communities, health professionals and researchers solve the problem together. By tackling obesity and weight management from all angles, we want to give every child the chance of the best start in life and help prevent a range of chronic conditions such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, some cancers and dental decay.
The Growing good habits website offers tips and advice on a range of common lifestyle issues that play a part in maintaining a healthy weight, ideas for physical activity, practical ways to improve nutrition, child-friendly and tasty recipes as well as the latest news and research on childhood obesity. There’s also a dedicated health professionals section which has been developed in collaboration with the Preventive Health Branch. This section provides an online hub for the most up-to-date and evidence-based information, resources and tools, and research.
Growing good habits is an initiative of Children’s Health Queensland, the Queensland Child and Youth Clinical Network and The University of Queensland.