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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Toddler tucker program

 

Overview

The Toddler tucker program is a federally funded pilot program aimed to improve Aboriginal health outcomes within three pilot areas of Western Australia (City of Swan, City of Cockburn and The Beagle Bay community in the Kimberley). Ambassadors for the program are former West Coast Eagles AFL player David Wirrpanda, his partner Shannon McGuire and their children Marley and Eli.

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

Potential facilitators outside of the pilot areas are welcome to the free training and can purchase a facilitators' kit.

Materials to promote and deliver the program include:

Alongside good nutrition other key messages are also promoted such as role modeling, dental health, hygiene, food safety, movement, messy and fussy eating, using allied health, grow and make your own food.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Contacts

Nutrition Program
15 Cambridge Street
West Leederville WA 6007
PO Box 1177
West Leederville WA 6007
Ph: (08) 9489 4022
Fax: (08) 9489 4044
Email: nutrition@meerilinga.org.au

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Last updated: 25 November 2013
 
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