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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Nutrition website launched for Indigenous kids

Date posted: 29 August 2011

The Jimmy Little Foundation (JLF) has launched a new interactive website called Thumbs up! to promote healthy eating to Indigenous children in the Northern Territory. The website is promoting the same messages through the Thumbs up! program launched in September 2009, aiming to encourage Indigenous children to make healthy food choices and improve nutrition.

JLF chief executive Graham 'Buzz' Bidstrup said the website would provide vital health and wellbeing information for young school children, with the hope that knowledge gained from the website will help to reduce the risk of chronic diseases later in life.

The website has been funded by Medicines Australia and supported by the Northern Territory Government and includes a teacher section outlining lesson plans which align with the Northern Territory and draft national curriculum.

The Thumbs up! website is available at: http://www.thumbsup.org.au/

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Last updated: 30 August 2011
 
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