Coast children eat well for less
MANY Tweed families survive on less than $500 a week and still eat a healthy diet according to a new survey.
The New South Wales Population Health Survey on Child Health shows North Coast children eat a good amount of healthy food while doing adequate amounts of exercise.
North Coast Area Health Service director of health promotion Uta Dietrich said she was very pleased with the encour- aging results of the new survey.
“The North Coast has the highest level of households with income levels below $500 per week, and these families are making good choices,” Ms Dietrich said.
“Growing vegetables in the backyard and preparing more home cooked meals are key ways
parents can make a real difference to the health of their families.
“Parents need to continue to offer children a range of vegetables every day.”
Although NCAHS has recorded great results, Ms Dietrich pointed out that the figures show there is still more work to do, particularly for older children.