Children who are introduced to healthy behaviours at a young age are more likely to continue healthy behaviours later in life.

Munch & Move is a NSW Health initiative that supports the healthy development of children from birth to 5 years.  Munch & Move encourages and supports:

  • Breastfeeding
  • Choosing water as a drink
  • Choosing healthier snacks
  • Eating more fruit and vegetables
  • Getting active each day
  • Turning off the screen and getting active



Here are some great ideas and resources to promote healthy eating and active living.


Fuss Free Mealtimes aims to address fussy eating behaviours in young children. Through this program we hope to share information and start a dialogue about supporting children to have positive mealtime experiences and healthy relationships with food. Through working with both clinical services and the early childhood sector, Fuss Free Mealtimes has helped create opportunities for parents to receive consistent, evidence based strategies and resources.



Here are some great resources to support fuss free mealtimes. Webinars for parents, clinicians and educators can be found in the Webinar section.

Live Life Well @ School is supported in NSW primary schools to promote healthy eating and physical activity to students. Key actions include:

  • Get active each day
  • Eat more fruit and vegetables
  • Choose water as a drink
  • Switch off the screen and get active
  • Choose healthy snacks

Here is all the information teachers, parents and carers and canteen managers need to promote healthy eating and active living to primary school aged kids.


Lovebites in high schools

Love Bites, developed by the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN), is a respectful relationships program for high school aged young people. It consists of two interactive workshops: one on Relationship Violence, and one on Sex and Relationships, followed by creative workshops and community campaigns. Love Bites is a flexible model with options to use a full day or multi session delivery approach. The program emphasises the importance of a whole-of-school commitment to respectful relationship education.

Love Bites aims to provide young people with a safe environment to examine, discuss and explore respectful relationships. All Love Bites programming takes a strength-based approach and views young people as active participants who are able to make choices for themselves and their relationships when supported with information and opportunity for skill development. For more information about the program, including information on becoming a Love Bites facilitator, visit the NAPCAN website.

Love Bites is offered to all high schools in Northern NSW. To find out about your local Love Bites Organising Committee, please contact us.

Adolescent resilience and harm reduction regarding celebrating, driving and alcohol and other drug use

The following resources are for young people aged 12-18, to help with safe driving and celebrating behaviour and reduce complacency (thinking ‘she’ll be right’ when things could turn out very wrong…). They help young people to develop skills and make safe choices and decisions when driving, partying and hanging out with mates.

Reducing Risk and Increasing Student Knowledge (RRISK) is a program delivered for year 11 students by the Northern NSW Local Health District.  The resources used for this program can be used at any time by parents, students and teachers.