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The main objectives of the Good food great kids project were to increase the use of healthier foods within Indigenous families, to create an opportunity for local Indigenous children and their families to grow fresh, low cost vegetables, fruit and native plant foods, and to improve the nutritional intake of Indigenous primary school children in the Healesville and Badger Creek area.
To achieve this objective, three main projects were formed which included the establishment of an Indigenous community garden, a nutrition support and education program for Indigenous women, and a families and a nutrition promotion program in the two primary schools in the area.
Abstract adapted from Eastern Health
Jo Stanford and Doseena Fergie
Indigenous Health Service
Ph: 1300 130 391