About
Active8

Are you a parent or carer of a child in their early years?

We can help your family make healthy changes for the future through interactive learning, health coaching, tips, tools and practical resources.

About the Active8 program

The program includes phone-based health coaching, useful tips, tools, physical resources and weekly interactive learning sessions.
Explore this session before you start the program. It will provide you with useful information about the program and tips on how to complete the sessions.

BEFORE THE PROGRAM

Getting started

Learn about healthy eating habits for your family. Topics include the five food groups and the difference between everyday and sometimes foods and drinks.

WEEK 1

Healthy eating

Find out how much physical activity and screen time is recommended. We’ll also learn about different types of play, and how to include more in your family’s routine.

WEEK 2

Active play

Learn strategies for dealing with fussy eating behaviours to create enjoyable mealtimes and encourage children to try new foods.

WEEK 3

Food without fuss

Explore things that can influence children to make healthy and unhealthy choices, and ways to be a healthy role model.

WEEK 4

Triggers + modelling

Learn about healthy and unhealthy types of fats and sugars and how to read food labels to make healthy choices at the supermarket.

WEEK 5

Fats and sugars

Learn about serve sizes and the recommended number of daily serves from the five food groups. Explore how to plan meals and snacks to make up a healthy day.

WEEK 6

Portions and serves

Discover the benefits of family rules and routines and learn how much sleep children need. Identify priorities for your family and explore strategies for making healthy changes at home.

WEEK 7

Problem solving

Reflect on your achievements and learn how to set meaningful goals to keep up motivation for healthy habits in the future.

WEEK 8

Healthy futures

Flexible learning options

In person

Come along to a program in a local community venue where you’ll learn alongside other parents and children. Our group-based programs include opportunities for active and creative play, as well as food exposure activities for young children.

Online

Connect with your own health coach over the phone, and with other parents and carers via virtual group discussions. The online format provides flexibility for busy parents whilst still supporting families to establish healthy habits for young children.

Change your childs
furture today

You can help your child learn lifestyle habits that can reduce the risk illness and will support them lead a healthy life.