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This series of seven Indigenous nutritional posters was developed by Meerilinga and the Government of West Australia (WA) Department of Health.
The posters cover the following seven topics:
- Does the food you eat affect how you feel?
In this poster the pictures show how eating unhealthy food makes people feel tired and have no energy.
- The foods you eat does affect how you feel
In this poster the pictures show that people who eat healthy food have lots of energy and feel healthy in both mind and spirit.
- Baby's eating journey
This poster is about baby's eating journey to the age of 12 months. It shows what types of foods should be fed at what ages and gives examples of foods to choose from. The poster also highlights the importance of giving baby only breast milk before the age of six months.
- Using drugs, tobacco, alcohol and some medications while breastfeeding baby is not healthy
This poster highlights in pictorial form the importance of saying no to using drugs, tobacco, alcohol and some medications while breastfeeding.
- Drinking alcohol while pregnant is the same as giving alcohol to your baby
This poster highlights that whatever a woman consumes while pregnant is what baby is 'eating and drinking'. This message is for women when trying for a baby, already pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Moving through the textures
This poster shows in pictorial form the texture of foods for baby at 6 months, 7 months, 8 to 9 months and 9 to 12 months of age.
- Drinks for children aged over 12 months
This poster shows the types of drinks that children aged over 12 months should be having. These are breast milk, fresh or tinned milk and water. It also shows the types of drinks not to give to children and reminds parents and carers not to add sugar or salt to children's food.
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