This section of the Chief Health Officer report looks at child health in Victoria.

It references The State of Victoria's Children Report 2016 (PDF), published by the Department of Education and Training in 2017. This report provides data on Victoria's children, families and the physical and mental health of children.

There are three key issues for child health in Victoria outlined in this section: obesity and overweight; mental health and wellbeing; and childhood allergies.

Further health data on children can be accessed through the Department of Education and Training's Victorian Child and Adolescent Monitoring System.

Child health articles