When you are a child, your family decides what you should eat and when. As you grow older, you get to make more choices about what you eat and what physical activity you do. You may even control whether you walk to school or catch a ride with a parent.
The people around you have a big impact on the choices you make. They may be your friends, music stars or celebrities. Sometimes this can be good - other times it can be bad. The choices you make as you grow into and through your teenage years may influence how healthy you are for the rest of you life.
Remember, you also influence other people's choices, so make responsible health choices whenever you can.
Health and Understanding is a literacy-based series and interactive whiteboard program that helps teachers with these health issues during the last three years of primary school. The series provides teachers and students with the opportunity to explore a range of health topics that are involved in, and required for, a healthy lifestyle.
Written by experienced children’s authors including Hazel Edwards, Goldie Alexander, Alan Horsfield and Wendy St Germain, Health and Understanding is endorsed by the Centre for Hormone Research, a joint department of the Royal Children’s Hospital and Murdoch Children's Research Institute.