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Spring into Health

City of Parramatta Libraries has partnered with Western Sydney Local Health District to share the latest health and wellbeing information for you and your family.

Here you will find many resources, online programs and health tips to help and encourage a healthy lifestyle. Explore the following information for free NSW health programs, healthy tips and free workshops.

NSW Health service also offers free telephone based health coaching that can provide you with the support and motivation you need to reach your own healthy lifestyle goals. 

 

Healthy snack and lunch ideas for children 

Looking for information on providing health snacks and lunch ideas that kids will love? In this workshop for parents/ caregivers of school aged children, we’ll show you how to pack a healthy lunch box to help meet you children’s nutritional needs.

If you can’t make it to the workshop in person, check out this 20-minute presentation for a range of ideas and practical tips to inspire families with tasty options from each of the five food groups. You can also watch this video for the talk https://youtu.be/BF7Ez43slWw.

 

 

Healthy and active for over 60s 

September is  Library Health Month and this session encourages over 60s to stay well and independent.

If you are 60 and over, Spring into Health during Library Health Month and learn how to stay well and independent, keep active and improve your balance and strength.

This video provides detailed information https://youtu.be/bCKivrH25BQ.

Eggplants

Eggplant macaroni bake - a simple recipe

Elizabeth, not only eats healthy, but she loves to share her healthy recipes with others. Watch and find out how to make this delicious dish.
 

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Healthy fruit bar - simple recipe
 

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Library Health Apps

Discover resources on healthy living, lifestyle and well-being on these great Library apps. 

You can install these Apps on your smartphone or tablet, then choose Parramatta Library as your library & sign in with your library card & password/PIN.

Borrow box

Find hundreds of lifestyle and well-being books on Borrow Box. 

ePlatform

Access eBooks on Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, Healthy Spirit, Healthy Home and Garden.
 

Learn more and download the apps

 

 Spring into Health Booklet

 

Women and Family in park

 

This booklet is a one stop shop of the health information and programs promoted during September.
 

Read the ebook

 

Download the PDF (7.2mb)

 

Get Healthy Service

 

Want to make healthier changes but need support? 

  • The NSW Get Healthy Service coaches can provide you with the support and motivation you need to reach your own health goals. Click here to register today, its free! 

 

My Health Record

 

What is my health record? My Health Record is a secure online summary of an individual’s health information and is available to all Australians. This video shows you how to access My Health Record and how to keep your health information securely in one place.

Watch this video to find out how to access your health record.

Resources for individuals

 

Age is no barrier to getting active. Check out free NSW Health programs:

Stepping On: For adults 65+, face to face program 

For more information about both these programs and what they involve or to register your interest please send us an email to WSLHD-ActiveandHealthy@health.nsw.gov.au  You can leave us a number if you would like someone to call you to talk to you about the programs.

 

Healthy Eating

 

Tips for healthy eating – try one and see how you go!

  1. Start your day with breakfast.
  2. Carry a water bottle to drink more water.
  3. Take fruit, nuts and crackers for snacks on the go.
  4. Switch a sugary drink to water.
  5. Are you ordering food? Try to swap to a healthier option. Swap fries for roast potatoes or salad. Swap the sausage roll for a cheese and tomato toastie.

Food labels

 

Learn how to read food labels when shopping so you and your family can make healthier choices.

Simple Steps to Label Reading

Label Reading Pocket Guide

Healthy Habits Quiz

 

The healthy habits quiz can help you check in with your current habits and see where you might be able to improve. Remember, everyone is different and this quiz is just a guide for adults based on the recommended amounts of physical activity, and food and water intake. 

Healthy Lifestyle Fact Sheets

 

Information on healthy living for children and families, available in English, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Persian, Hindi and Tamil, Dari, Mongolian, Nepalese.

Checkout Western Sydney Local Health District tips to

  • Turn off screens
  • Get active each day
  • Choose healthier snacks
  • Choose water as a drink
  • Eat more fruit and vegetables

Learn more about the Healthy Lifestyle Fact Sheets

Smoke Free Home

Watch a funny animated video about protecting your family from second hand smoke in the home.

Learn more about Shisha smoking and its potential harms and its impact on the community.

Information about vaping & young people https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHyCUf5uqhY.

Go4Fun

Go4Fun is a free healthy lifestyle program for families with children aged 7 to 13 years. Watch our video or head to the website to find out if the program is right for your family. 

Learn more

We'd like to know how we can improve Library Health Month

Whether you attended a program in any of our libraries or joined us online, for example, watched a video, or clicked any online links, we'd like to hear from you so we can improve. It only take two minutes to complete this survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Parramatta-LibraryHealthMonth. We thank you!

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