HEALTHY FAMILIESFOR LIFE

A HELPING HAND WITH KIDS' NUTRITION

Nutrition is important at every stage of kids' development but we know setting up healthy habits and getting kids to eat a healthy balanced diet can be challenging.

That's why we’ve partnered with Ethos Health to bring our members the Healthy Families for Life support* designed to encourage kids to develop positive eating habits for growth and development, reduce the risk of chronic conditions in their future, and help parents role model healthy eating behaviours.

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ABOUT HEALTHY FAMILIES FOR LIFE

Parents play a key role in encouraging healthy eating habits from a young age. Healthy Families for Life helps you get the right support for your kids from birth to age 12.

This platform offers all 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.
  • the Healthy Families for Life questionnaire providing you with tailored resources and information specific to your concerns and to help navigate you to relevant support.
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Frequently asked questions

How do I know if I am eligible?

All HCF members with a health insurance product (excluding Overseas Visitors Health Cover) are eligible to access the Healthy Families for Life online resources. However, access to certain programs, resources, or care options that may be recommended to you could be available on some HCF products only.

Is Healthy Families for Life supported by medical evidence?

The articles and information in the Healthy Families for Life resource library contain general health information and shouldn't be relied on as medical advice. The articles and information are based on the best evidence for supporting healthy growth in children and reducing the risk of weight issues and eating disorders. If you have any health concerns, speak to your doctor.

Does this affect my health cover costs?

Accessing the resources is your choice, it won’t affect your premium or health cover in any way.

How do I access the platform?

The platform is run by Ethos Health Pty Ltd for HCF members. You’ll need to go to the Healthy Families for Life website to access the resource library and questionnaire.

How is my privacy and health data protected?

The personal information you give in the Healthy Families for Life questionnaire is not shared with HCF and is used only the purpose of tailoring and guiding you to the resources for your child’s specific needs.

For more information, go to: HCF Privacy Policy or Ethos Health Privacy Policy

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GETTING IN TOUCH

If you have more questions about Healthy Families for Life, you can email our Health and Wellbeing team who are here to help.

We aim to get back to you in 2 business days.

Email us: wellbeing@hcf.com.au

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 4–11 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.

Important Information

*All HCF members with any HCF health insurance product (excluding Overseas Visitors Health Cover) are eligible to access the Healthy Families for Life online resources. Other conditions apply for additional support.

^To be eligible for Calm Kid Central you must have hospital or extras cover, excludes Accident Only Basic cover and Overseas Visitors Health Cover.