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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

NPY child nutrition and wellbeing program

 

Overview

The Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara child nutrition and wellbeing program (Child nutrition and wellbeing program) runs in remote communities of the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia. The aims of the program are to share knowledge and skills with the people of the NPY lands to improve the health and wellbeing of their children. The Child nutrition and wellbeing program commenced in 1996 with a six-month grant from Commonwealth Health. The Nutrition project, as it was called, aimed to teach young mothers how to cook for their children.

The main components of the program today are:

The resources cover a range of health topics using simple language and illustration and include:

Abstract adapted from Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women's Council

Contacts

Nutrition Manager
Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women's Council (Aboriginal Corporation)
Gate 2, 3 Wilkinson Street
Alice Springs NT 0871
PO Box 8921
Alice Springs NT 0871
Ph: (08) 8958 2366
Fax: (08) 8952 3742
Email: nutritionmanager@npywc.org.au

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Last updated: 21 October 2013
 
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