No matter who you are, your dietary and exercise needs change as you grow from a child to an adult and then into old age. There is no single diet or exercise routine for every age group. Your age is one factor that determines what you should eat and how much exercise you do.
But more importantly, what you eat and how you exercise while you are young will affect your health for the rest of your life. You cannot go back in time, but you can prepare your body for the future.
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.