Family Food Patch

The Family Food Patch program aims to improve the health and wellbeing of Tasmanian children and families through promotion of eating well and being active. Using peer education, Family Food Patch empowers families and local communities by building and mobilising skills in children’s nutrition, physical activity and community action.

Family Food Patch started in 2001 because of clearly identified issues and frustrations that parents in Tasmania expressed around feeding their children. They reported needing to know more about what a healthy diet for children is, how to manage fussy eaters, healthy and delicious snacks and lunchbox ideas, cooking nutritious family food on a budget, introducing solids and what drinks children should be having. In later years the physical activity needs of children, and fun ideas to get children active and reducing screen time became a key issue identified as well.

Are you interested in learning about delicious healthy eating and fun ways to get children active?
Family Food Patch runs a FREE training program to help with practical ideas, great resources and support for you to share with your family and wider community! It’s fun, informal and interactive.

Who this service is for

Tasmanian children and families



How this service is delivered

  • Call or visit us online

    If you would like to register your interest in attending a Family Food Patch training please contact the Program Manager for further details or download our expression of interest form.

Expression of Interest Form

You can download our expression of interest form here

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Updated: 08/11/2023