This is where we’ve brought together in one place all the tools you need.
Remember that healthy eating is all about what’s right for your body’s needs and balancing the amount of kJ you take in with the activity required to burn them up.
Make regular physical activity part of everyday
It helps you maintain good health and manage your weight. And it reduces your risk of chronic diseases.
You should try being active in as many ways as they can throughout the day.
Aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day.
Don’t spend so much time sitting.
60 – 90 minutes moderate-intensity physical activity most days of the week. Start small and within you level of fitness, gradually work your way up.
Take everything you need to make informed food choices with you when you’re out and about, and it's FREE!
The 8700kJ mobile app is a free iPhone and Android-enabled app that gives you tools, calculators and converters, tips and the information you need to make informed food choices when you eat at larger ‘fast’ and snack food chains. And it remembers your details.
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Links used in this site
- Children and body weight (Heart Foundation)
- Mums United (Heart Foundation)
- Find an accredited practising dietition (Dietitians Association of Australia)
- Measure Up! (Australian Government)
- Get Healthy coaching service (NSW, ACT & TAS Governments)
- Healthy kids programs (NSW Government and Heart Foundation)
- Swap it, Don’t stop it (Australian Government)
Other programs and resources
- Energy in your food (Australian Food and Grocery Council)
- Healthy kids (NSW Government)
- Healthy living pyramid - planning, tips & preparation of foods (Nutrition Australia)
- Healthy weight website (Australian Department of Health and Aging)
- How much are you getting now? - sample daily kJ calculator (Australian Dept. of Health & Aging)
- Kids Healthy Food and Activity Guide (NSW Health)
- Smart eating for you - incl. quiz and self assessment calculator (Dietitians Association of Australia)
- NEW: Dietary Guidelines for all Australians (NHMRC National Health and Medical Research Council)
- About obesity (NSW Health)
- A healthy and active Australia (Australian Department of Health and Aging)
- Nutrient reference values for Australian and NZ: energy (NHMRC National Health & Medical Research Council)
- Nutrition and physical activity (Australian Department of Health and Aging)
- kJ labelling: background on the policy initiative (NSW Food Authority)
- Nutrition: publications and links (NSW Health)
- Physical activity: publications and links (NSW Health)