About our online program

Are you a parent or carer of a primary aged child?

We believe in a whole family approach to health to make sure that our advice is achievable and supports a healthy lifestyle.

Our mission

Reliable information

Guidance for your family that is backed by research and evidence.

Free resources

Useful resources to help you understand and practice program lessons.

Lasting habits

Positive habits to help you live well now and into the future.

About Better Health Program online

The online program is a flexible format that can be completed from home. It includes phone-based health coaching, useful tips, physical resources and weekly interactive learning sessions.
Watch this before you start Week 1. It will provide you with some important information about the program.

BEFORE THE PROGRAM

Getting started

Learn about the five food groups and the difference between everyday and sometimes foods. You will also have the chance to earn your first token!

WEEK 1

Fitter, healtier, happier

This week you will learn about why unprocessed foods are so good for you. You will also get to design your very own healthy breakfast.

WEEK 2

Processed vs unprocessed

Find out how much physical activity and screen time is recommended for children. Learn about ways to move more and make your own boredom buster box!

WEEK 3

Be a moving and grooving family

Learn about the different types of fats and sugars and which ones are good for us. Find out how much fat and sugar is in some popular snack foods

WEEK 4

Fats and sugars

Find out how to read the food labels on packaged food and drinks so you can make the best choices at the supermarket.

WEEK 5

Label reading

This week is for parents and carers. Learn about the things that trigger healthy and unhealthy behaviours, as well as ways you can be a healthy role model.

WEEK 6

Triggers and modelling

Learn about recommended serve sizes from the five food groups and sometimes foods. Keep earning those tokens!

WEEK 7

Portions and serves

Discover some tips and ideas to help you manage some tricky situations, such as school lunches, birthday parties and eating out.

WEEK 8

Tricky situations

This week is for parents and carers. Learn about healthy family routines, as well as ways to solve some of those stubborn problems.

WEEK 9

Family routines and problem solving

Well done! This is the last week. This week you will look back on your achievements over the last 10 weeks and plan for the future.

WEEK 10

Congratulations and next steps

Some of our health coaches

Bachelor of Nutrition Science

Naomi loves working with families to encourage and support them on their health journey. She also works as a research assistant at Telethon Kids Institute and is a mother of 3 kids. She enjoys gardening and being in nature




Naomi
Bachelor of Health Science, Graduate Certificate in Rural and Remote Health Practice, Certificate III & IV in Fitness

Beth loves supporting families to overcome barriers they face when trying to making positive changes. She is also a Health Promotion Officer facilitating sessions for disengaged youth.


Bethany
Master of Human Nutrition, Bachelor of Nursing

Alex loves getting to know families and supporting them to be the healthiest and happiest versions of themselves. She also works with the Victorian Department of Health on the COVID-19 response team and enjoys walking her chihuahua Levi in her spare time.


Alex
Bachelor of Nutrition Science, Masters of Dietetics

Isobelle loves supporting families in finding fun and active activities to do together! She also enjoys cooking up a storm in the kitchen with her homegrown herbs and veggies from the garden.




Isobelle
Bachelor of Health Sciences, Bachelor of Nutrition and Food Science (current)

Paul enjoys supporting families as they build confidence around improving their health and loves celebrating their progress. He is studying nutrition and aspires to become a dietitian. In his spare time he likes going to the beach or reading a good novel.

Paul
Master of Public Health, Bachelor of Health Science

Bec loves empowering families to make healthy choices in a way that works for them. She also volunteers at The Pantry and is the Program Coordinator for a pilot program providing health education to older women.



Bec
Bachelor of Nutrition and Food Science, Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics

Emma loves to see individuals and families grow confident in their relationships with food and their bodies. She loves to promote healthy eating without any food restrictions. Emma also works as a private practice dietitian and enjoys trying new foods.

Emma
Bachelor of Science (Nutrition) and Master of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Amy enjoys supporting families to work together to make healthy changes that will last long after the program is over. She also works as a private practice dietitian and enjoys Pilates and bushwalking.



Amy
Graduate Diploma in Human Nutrition, Bachelor of Applied Science (Consumer Science), Diploma of Applied Science (Home Economics)

Melanie loves helping families to make lasting changes to their health. She also works in recipe development, cooking workshops and food styling and photography.

Mel
Master of Human Nutrition, Bachelor of Applied Science (Consumer Science)

Jacqui loves hearing how excited children get when making healthy choices. She has previous experience in health coaching and also works as a Senior Research Consultant at Ipsos, researching healthcare in Australia.

Jacqui
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Brooke loves getting to know families and finding ways to create easy sustainable changes that work best for them. Brooke also works as a Fitness Instructor and has a huge love for sneakers!




Brooke