How Your Phone Can Make You Healthier (And Relieve Stress)

How Your Phone Can Make You Healthier (And Relieve Stress)

Wherever you are, this hand-picked selection of apps, ebooks, courses and music can help you – and your whole family – stay healthy and stress-free.

Learn to Play with your Food course

A collection of resources to help teachers engage primary students in learning about food and why it’s so important for the body, students will look at the use of artificial flavourings, the culture of smoothies, what influences the way we eat and discovering international cuisine.

Rosie’s Nutrition Mission course.

Using New Zealand’s dairy industry as a case study, learn how to read nutrition labels and investigate why they don’t always give the full picture of what’s in our food. Students are then challenged to create their own easy to understand nutrition label for kids.

I Quit Sugar Kids Cookbook eBook

The immensely popular I Quit Sugar from Sarah Wilson, now helps mums and dads feed their families with nourishing, nutrient dense food. The book focuses on convenient and simple recipes for every occasion, and tips to get kids interested in cooking and growing their own food.

Health EDU course

This student-designed course is designed to encourage healthier lifestyles via gradual and powerful changes. Looking beyond diet and exercise, this course also examines how mental health, sleep and daily habits contribute to a better lifestyle.

Diet and Nutrition podcast

Hosted by dieticians and researchers from the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at La Trobe University, this podcast educates listeners on the relationship between food and health, and how food can play a role in the management of diseases and conditions.

That Sugar App app

Uncover the “hidden” sugar in the packaged food and beverages that you and your family are eating. Track how much sugar you’re consuming and set challenges to reduce your daily intake.

Ingredipedia podcast

A factual food fight podcast. Every episode, the hosts pick one ingredient and present three mind-blowing facts, anecdotes or uses for it. Listeners can then vote on the most interesting ingredient via social media.

WaterMinder smartwatch app

We all know the importance of staying hydrated, now you can easily track their hydration level at a glance, right on your watch face.

Headspace app

Modern lifestyles can be overrun with busy schedules and stress, this app gives the opportunity for you to take a moment and relax with simple meditation.

Streaks app

The to-do list that helps you form good habits. Track up to six tasks that you want to complete every day; your goal is to stay focused, get things done, and build a streak of consecutive days.

3 Minute Mindfulness app

This app works to relieve anxiety and tension by helping you pay closer attention to your breathing to help relieve anxiety and tension.