‘I’m having a rainbow for dinner’ storytime sessions
Local children in the Caboolture and Deception Bay area, north of Brisbane, can find out by joining free storytime sessions being led by Nutritionists from NAQ Nutrition. Children attending the sessions will receive a free copy of our ‘I’m having a rainbow for dinner’ storybook. The sessions are part of a project funded by the Australian and Queensland Government under the Australian Early Development Index (AEDI) program.
The project supports parents with a fun and innovative resource to encourage them to adopt and promote healthy lifestyle behaviours with their young children. Recent research supports the use of storybooks to convey and reinforce health messages, which can help create and encourage changes in eating and physical activity behaviours. The project is targeting children identified through AEDI data as being vulnerable in ‘physical health and wellbeing’. This project aims to promote healthy eating behaviours and habits to ensure good health and wellbeing in children both when they are young and as they develop through their teenage years and into adulthood.
The storybook, which was developed by NAQ Nutrition through funding from Metro North Brisbane Medicare Local, provides parents with a highly visual, fun, educational and interactive resource to engage their children in conversations about recognising and eating vegetables and fruit. Helpful tips, recipes and games are also included in the book, helping parents to integrate healthy eating messages through daily life with their children.
To enquire when and where the free storytime sessions are being held (January – March 2014) or to order copies of the book, contact NAQ Nutrition on (07) 3257 4393 or [email protected].