The CSIRO Wellbeing Plan for Kids


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Before you make changes to your family's lifestyle habits it is important to know where you are starting from.

Two male toddlers playing. The first toddler is sitting down in the foreground, the other is standing up in the background.

Identifying your starting point helps you set your goals, understand what you need to change, plan the most effective strategies for change, track your progress and know when you have achieved your goal.

One of the simplest ways to work out your starting point is to monitor a habit by keeping a written record.

Each of the chapters in Part 2 of the CSIRO Wellbeing Plan for Kids provides advice about monitoring under the heading ‘Where do I start?’

The following monitoring checklists and tables from the book are available to download. Refer to the book for information on how to complete these tables, including benchmarks to compare against.

Checklists and monitoring tables

  • Three people with bikes standing on a hill and looking at trees. Chapter 8
    Vegetable checklist  
    Vegetable monitoring table (table appears with Vegetable checklist)