The ‘INSPIRE’ Project is proudly funded and supported by the Queensland Government.  

The INSPIRE (Intensive Nutrition Support Program Inspiring Regional Educators and Families) Project is a one year project which will provide nutrition education and remote support services for staff working with, and families of, children aged 0-2 years.

The project is being delivered by Nutrition Australia Qld in the Department of Education regions – Far North Qld and Darling Downs South West.

The two key target populations are:

  • Families and Carers
  • Professionals
    • Child health nurses, ECEC staff, those working in the ECEC industry (for example  at the Early years Places), Playgroup facilitators, other health workers (community nurses, allied health)



In early 2020 a closed Facebook group will be established for families in the 2 regions. This group will be monitored by NAQ dietitians and be available for the life of the project. The page will be a safe place for families to ask questions about feeding infants and the NAQ dietitians will upload useful information for families and provide referral pathways where possible.


Professionals will be eligible to receive an e-newsletter  for the life of the project which will include targeted information on nutrition for 0-2 years that they can use with families.  See our contact information below if you would like to be included on the newsletter list.

Nutrition Australia Qld can offer support to families and professionals working with children aged 0-2 years in the Darling Downs South West and Far North Queensland regions.  Please contact us via [email protected] or call 07 3257 4393 for more information.


Please see below for online resources that were used in the training.


Babies First Foods/Introducing Solids

Babies first foods – progressing through textures

Squeezy Foods

Food textures and trying new foods

 Tips for fussy eaters

Recipes – soft and mashed options

Berry Pikelets

Carrot and Zucchini Slice

Chickpea Fritters with Raita

Lentil Loaf

Macaroni and Cheese with Cauliflower

Mashed Vegetable Variations

Porcupine Meatballs

Strawberry Balls

Trio of Dips

Weetbix and Date Loaf

Kidspot – Baby Food Recipes

Information Sheets

Serve Sizes 1-5 years

Daily Meal Plan 7-12 months

Daily Meal Plan 1-2 years

ASCIA Guidelines for Infant Feeding and Allergy Prevention

Babies First Foods

Squeezy Foods

Fussy Eaters – Tips for Trying New Foods

Children’s Health Qld – Babies First Foods Flip chart

Progressing Through Textures poster

Iron Rich First Foods