First 1000 Days portal supports parents through first 1000 days of their child’s life

  13 July 2020  Commonwealth Department of Social Services   |   Third party content – view disclaimer

Children thrive when parents have support and research has shown that the first 1000 days of a child’s life are a time of rapid growth and development which lay the foundations for lifelong health. Parents and carers now have access to valuable resources about looking after yourself, healthy eating and routines and the effect they have on children’s development in the first 1000 days on the First 1000 Days portal.

Developed by leading experts in children’s early development, with the support of the Commonwealth Department of Social Services, the First 1000 Days portal is an online resource to support parents and carers to give Australian children the best start in life.

The resource topics include:

  • Looking After Yourself
  • • Healthy Eating
  • Healthy Routines and Behaviours

Information about looking after yourself, healthy eating and routines in the first 1000 days is located at:

With the Commonwealth Department of Social Services.

Disclaimer: This article was provided by Commonwealth Department of Social Services. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is accurate, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network does not warrant or represent the accuracy, currency and completeness of any information or material included within.