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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Toddler tucker program launched

Former West Coast Eagles player and father David Wirrpanda is dishing out support for a healthy lifestyle campaign aimed at Indigenous parents and toddlers. Wirrpanda was excited about the Toddler tucker program because he could relate to it as a father of two boys, Marley, 3, and Eli, 2. 'Understanding what to feed your young children can be a daunting task as a young parent,' Wirrpanda said. 'I've got a lot out of this experience.' The program, designed and produced by Meerilinga Young Children's Foundation, was officially launched on Tuesday 10 May 2013.

Wirrpanda and his partner Shannon McGuire have supported the Meerilinga Young Children's Foundation in the development and promotion of the Toddler tucker program. 'Not everyone has a great start to healthy habits and this program is a great way to start,' Ms McGuire said.

The program is designed to have trained facilitators (health care workers, playgroup leaders, parents etc) deliver the messages to small groups and provides resources and promotional material to deliver this information.

Source: The West Australian

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Last updated: 20 May 2013
 
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