Promoting Healthy Eating to Children through Story Time Sessions
Through funding from the Australian and Queensland Governments under the Australian Early Development Index (AEDI) program, free story time sessions are being held during January – March 2014 for local children in the Caboolture and Deception Bay area, north of Brisbane. Participating children will receive a free copy of NAQ Nutrition’s ‘I’m having a rainbow for dinner’ storybook, which uses the colours of the rainbow to help children to become more interested in eating vegetables and fruit. The storybook was developed last year by NAQ Nutrition, through funding received from Metro North Brisbane Medicare Local.
NAQ Nutrition’s Nutrition Program Manager, Aloysa Hourigan says, “The storybook is a fun learning tool that can help families establish healthy eating patterns for their children. It can be a way for parents, educators and health professionals to start conversations with children about vegetables and fruit – where they grow, their colour, taste and texture, and how they help children to thrive.”
“This book encourages children to try a wide variety of vegetables and fruit with different tastes and textures. Eating a wide variety of healthy foods helps children to grow, learn and develop to their full potential. Research has shown children who eat healthier foods when they are young are more likely to have healthier eating habits and therefore, stay more healthy as adults,” Ms Hourigan said.
To enquire where and when the free sessions are being held or to order copies of the book, contact NAQ Nutrition on (07) 3257 4393 or [email protected].