Useful Resources

Here’s some resources which you will find helpful for learning more, and for making positive changes to your family’s routines and habits.

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes is possible. It starts with understanding the different risk factors for developing it, and taking healthy actions to delay or even prevent it.

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes
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Healthy eating quiz

by Professor Clare Collins at the University of Newcastle

Find out how healthy your current eating habits are as a family. Learn how making some small changes can boost your family’s health and well-being.

The lunch box effect

Inspiring online program and book “The Lunchbox Effect” from Mum and Child health advocate Bel Smith at the Root Cause.

Weight loss for kids
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Swap it from Glycaemic Index Foundation

This site is very helpful if there is a history of Type 2 diabetes or insulin resistance/PCOS or heart disease in your family. Full of great advice and help on finding lower GI foods.

Healthy cooking lessons

Inexpensive and fun online cooking lessons for kids and parents, from Jamie Oliver Ministry of Food and The Good Foundation.

the good foundation
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FoodSwitch App

This clever app gives you the simple health information on a scanned product and suggests healthier choices for different brands at the supermarket. Very useful and educational.

Raising Healthy Minds App

Raising Healthy Minds is a free app you can tailor to your child, family and interests. It answers your questions about child wellbeing and shares practical tips for your day-to-day family life.

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nsw govt resources

Healthy lifestyle resources

A wide range of family healthy lifestyle resources, translated into many different languages from Western Sydney Local Health District.

Mindful Eating 

Let mindful eating guide you towards smarter food choices, curbing mindless consumption, effectively managing or shedding weight, and fostering a positive body image. Get practical tools, grounded in solid science, to cultivate a harmonious and healthy bond with food.

dr albers eating mindfully
positive parenting program

Positive Parenting Program

The world’s best evidence positive parenting program Triple P  is now free for every parent in Australia and available online through your phone, tablet or computer. It will help all parents of all children with minor to major psychological and behavioural issues.