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National child nutrition projects
The National child nutrition program was a 3 year community grants program targeting the nutrition and long term eating patterns of children aged 0 - 12 years of age, and pregnant women. A high priority was given to projects in rural and remote communities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and lower socio-economic communities.
The program supported community-based projects aiming to improve:
- nutrition-related knowledge and skills of children and their parents
- the capacity of communities to promote better nutritional health
- access to, and availability of, nutritious foods.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract
Miller M, Coffin J, Shaw P, D'Antoine H, Larson A, James R (2004)
Evaluation of Indigenous nutrition projects funded by the National Childhood Nutrition Program in Western Australia: final report.
Perth: Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health