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Obesity in children

An estimated 28% of children and adolescents in Australia are overweight. Read more to find out which children and teenagers are at risk of being obese.

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Healthy and active children

Physical activity, healthy eating and a proper rest are key aspects of children’s health. This page provides information and links to resources.

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Bedwetting in older children

Bedwetting in older children can happen if the child does not wake when they need to urinate. But there are several things you can do.

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Diarrhoea and vomiting in children

Learn more about the causes of diarrhoea and vomiting in children, and use these handy tips to help alleviate the symptoms.

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A safe sports environment for children

Learn how sporting groups and parents can provide an environment that is safe, supportive and fair for children who play sport.

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Benefits of physical activity for children

Children over 5 should be physically active for at least 60 minutes each day. Encourage your child to be active and set them up for a healthy life.

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Sleep tips for children

Sleep is vital for a child’s growth, learning and development. Find out how much sleep children need, and discover new ways to help them sleep well.

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CT scans and radiation exposure in children and young people

Information on CT scans and radiation exposure in children and young people.

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Safe exercise for children

Your child needs to exercise safely, so there are some simple rules to remember. Know how much exercise is right and why warming up is important.

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Safety comes first when you're online

To mark Safer Internet Day and to combat cyberbullying, here are some insights and tips to help keep you and your children safe while online.

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