A HELPING HAND WITH KIDS' NUTRITION
Nutrition is important at all stages of a child’s development, but we know setting up healthy habits and getting kids to eat a nutritious and balanced diet can be challenging.
That's why we’ve partnered with Ethos Health to bring our members expert-led resources to support children and their nutritional needs.
These resources can help parents role model healthy eating behaviours from their child’s birth to the teen years, encouraging positive eating habits, healthy growth and reducing the risk of chronic conditions in their future.
Supporting young kids with nutritional development
Our tailored kids’ nutrition resource library helps connect you to the right tools to support your children on their journey from birth to 12 years.
These resources offer all eligible HCF members with health cover (excluding Overseas Visitors Health Cover) free access to an education hub of easy-to-read articles with evidence-based advice, tips and tools to help you understand more about kids’ nutrition, from fussy eating to specific medical conditions.
Nutrition for healthy teens
We know teenagers go through physical changes during puberty, and they need extra nutrition to fuel this growth. During these changes, teens can benefit from guidance and support to develop a positive relationship with food as they gain independence and a greater awareness of body image.
Our education hub of resources, tips and tools can help you support your teens from 13 to 17 to develop healthy eating habits. Eligible members with health cover (excluding Overseas Visitors Health Cover) can access these resources by logging in to online member services and visiting the 'Health & Wellbeing programs' tab.
GETTING IN TOUCH
If you have more questions about our nutrition resources for children, you can email our Health and Wellbeing team who are here to help.
We aim to get back to you in 2 business days.
OTHER HEALTH programs, services and resources FOR HCF MEMBERS
- Calm Kid Central: An online educational and support program for eligible HCF members^ to help kids aged 4 to 11 understand and better manage their feelings.
- Mental health programs: We’ve gone above and beyond to develop a holistic mental health and wellbeing program with access to a range of options that work.
- GP2U & PSYCH2U: Eligible members can speak with an expert online to access a range of services including getting sick notes and referrals, treatment for anxiety, depression and stress.
- Navigating Parenthood podcast: From babies to teens, listen to parents explore the struggles and juggles of raising happy, healthy kids.