Handy links

At your finger-tip links to helpful information on parenting and immunisation in Australia and New Zealand

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing – Get Up and Grow: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Early Childhood Family Book

General non-commercial, evidence-based information to assist in developing healthy habits for children birth to five years.


The National Health and Medical Research Council – Healthy Eating for Children

Up-to-date advice about the amount and kinds of foods that we need to eat for health and wellbeing. They are based on scientific evidence and research.


The National Health and Medical Research Council – Giving your Baby the Best Start

Up-to-date advice about the amount and kinds of foods that infants need for health and wellbeing.


Raising Children Network – Toolkit

Some guidelines and practical tools to help you ensure your children eat the right amount of good food, keep fit, and stay healthy.


Healthdirect Australia – Baby and Toddler Health

Trusted, quality health information and advice on babies’ and toddlers’ health.


Ministry of Health – Eating for Healthy Babies and Toddlers

Food information for babies and toddlers from birth to two years old. Includes breastfeeding and the benefits of breast milk, formula feeding, drinking plenty of fluids, starting solids, how to prevent choking, good nutrition and dietary variety, healthy eating habits, and meal ideas for babies and toddlers.


Ministry of Health – Healthy Living for Babies and Toddlers

Advice on healthy living – including eating well, introducing solids, physical activity and more.


Ministry of Health – Eating for Healthy Children

Food information for children aged two to 12. Includes healthy eating, daily physical activity, good eating behaviours and healthy food.


Australian Government Department of Health – Immunise Australia Program

Information about immunisation to the general public and health professionals.

The National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases (NCIRS)

Independent expert advice on all aspects of vaccine preventable diseases and social and other issues related to immunisation.


Australian Childhood Immunisation Register

A national register that records vaccinations given to children under 7 years of age.

Better Health – Immunisation in Australia

Provides health and medical information to help individuals and their communities improve their health and wellbeing.

New Zealand

Ministry of Health New Zealand – Immunisation Information

Immunisation advice for families.

Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC)

Independent, factual information based on international and New Zealand scientific research regarding vaccine-preventable diseases and the benefits and risks of immunisation, information and training for health professionals, national immunisation coordination and policy advice and research into many aspects of vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases.

New Zealand Immunisation Schedule

The National Immunisation Schedule is the series of vaccines that are offered free to babies, children, adolescents and adults.

New Zealand National Immunisation Register (NIR)

A computerised information system that has been developed to hold immunisation details of New Zealand children.

Kidshealth.org.nz – Immunisation overview

Immunisation information from a joint initiative between the Starship Foundation and the Paediatric Society of New Zealand.


First Steps Nutrition Trust

Up-to-date information on infant milks for sale in the UK and practical ‘eating well’ resources put together by nutrition experts. These resources are regularly updated and are reviewed by policy makers, health professionals, independent experts and users

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