Links and other Resources

Australian Government www.health.gov.au
Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, Population Health

Nutrition publications

Dietary Guidelines for Australians
Dietary Guidelines for Children and Adolescents. Food for Health - booklet, pamphlet and poster.
Contact:
Population Health Publications Officer, Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing on toll free 1800 020 103 extension 8654 or email: phd.publications@health.gov.au

National Health and Medical Research Council
Nutrition publications

Department of Health, Government of Western Australia.
Ring HealthDirect (1800 022 222) to get health information or visit http://www.dohpackcentre.com.au/DOH/ to order publications from WA Health.

Services directory
Go for 2 & 5 Department of Health WA. All about the health benefits of fruit and vegetables, and how to get more fruit and veg into your day.

HealthInsite www.healthinsite.gov.au
An Australian Government initiative, funded by the Department of Health and Ageing. Provides quality information about human health.
HealthInsite food and nutrition pages
HealthInsite - Childhood nutrition - preschool to school-age.

 

The Better Health Channel www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au
(Victorian Government - Australia) provides health related information.
Better Health Channel healthy eating articles
Better Health Channel Food Safety articles

 

The Healthy Eating Club www.healthyeatingclub.com
The nutrition content provider for the Victorian Government Health website "Better Health Channel".
The Healthy Eating Club nutrition articles and fact sheets

 

Healthy Eating Club food charts. Charts showing the nutrients in foods

Nutrition Australia www.nutritionaustralia.org

National Heart Foundation of Australia www.heartfoundation.com.au
For kids Form heart healthy habits in the early years.

Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) - www.daa.asn.au
Smart eating Information about healthy eating

National Health and Medical Research Council

Nutrient Reference Values

Cancer Foundation of Western Australia Inc www.cancerwa.asn.au
Nutrition Project - Parental Guidance Recommended.

The Western Australian School Canteen Association Inc. (WASCA) www.waschoolcanteens.org.au
An independent non-profit organisation, WASCA assists schools of all education systems to establish and maintain healthy, profitable school canteens by providing information, advice, resources and training.

Dental Health Education Unit www.dental.wa.gov.au
Dental Health Services W.A. 43 Mt Henry Road, Como WA 6152
ph (08) 9313 0555 fax (08) 9313 0630 Email dheu@eftel.com
The Dental Health Education Unit (DHEU) offers the latest information on oral health issues, and advice on a wide range of dentally-orientated topics including 'Tooth-Friendly Canteens' and 'Snacks and healthy teeth'. The DHEU also has a wide range of resources such as pamphlets, posters, models, slides, flashcards, displays and other educational guides available for loan. For more information and resource catalogues contact the above.

Other support services offered by Dental Services WA include:

The School Dental Service works closely in schools providing free dental and preventive care for all pre-primary, primary and high school children in Western Australia. The dental staff are an excellent resource for health and education professionals. Look under 'Schools Government' in the white pages for clinic locations.
General Dental Clinics provides subsidised dental care to low income people, including children below pre-school age who are eligible. Ring Dental Health Services on (08) 9313 0555 for information on eligibility and clinic locations.

Start Them Right Comprehensive information on nutrition for children from birth to 8 years of age.
Eat Well Tasmania site www.eatwelltas.com.au

www.choice.com.au Published by the Australian Consumers' Association (ACA), a not-for-profit organisation which researches and campaigns on behalf of consumers. Kid's lunches and snacks provides nutrition information for kids' lunch box snacks.

Go Grains A nutrition communication initiative established for the Australian grains industry, to provide quality information about the nutrition and health benefits of grains and pulses.

Food watch Nutrition and healthy eating information from dietitian and nutritionist Catherine Saxelby

Diabetes Australia - www.diabetesaustralia.com.au

Nutrition sites for children

Child and Youth Health Your Food. Kids only site for 6 to 12 year olds. Government of South Australia.

Fresh for kids Fruit and vegetable information and recipes. Aimed at children and families. Sydney Markets and Brisbane Markets.

Other sources of nutrition information

Child health and nutrition

Local Community Health Centres
Commonwealth, State and Territory departments of health.
Baby, child and youth health centers
Accredited practicing dietitians in private practice (look in the yellow pages) or in hospitals and community health centers.

Food Safety Links and Resources

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) www.foodstandards.gov.au
Protects the health and safety of the people in Australia and New Zealand by maintaining a safe food supply.

 

Food Safety Information Council
www.foodsafety.asn.au
1800 647 284

 

Food Safety Campaign.
The safefood website provides information about safe food handling practices

 

Victorian Government Health Information
Keeping food safe
This site contains useful information for keeping food safe at home. It also has some pages on keeping food safe at school, but the laws in Victoria are different to WA. Currently food safety programs are not required by law in WA.

 

Government of South Australia
Food Safety - for goodness sake

 

Department of Health, Western Australia
Food Safety

 

Department of Health and Human Services, Tasmanian Government
Food safety

 

Local Government Environmental Health Officer Look in the telephone directory for your local council information.