Parents of school age children can provide guidance and support, protect their child's safety and look after their health. Good nutrition, physical activity, sleep and immunisation are all important.

Children (4-12)

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Growth and development

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Healthy eating

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Bushfire smoke and children

Children (up to 14) are more sensitive to the effects of breathing in smoke from fires. Their symptoms can be worse at lower smoke concentrations compared to other people.

There are steps you can take to avoid smoke and protect their health.

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