Taste Texture Variety Project

Taste Texture Variety Project


The ‘Exploring Taste Texture and Variety Project’ was proudly funded and supported by the Queensland Government.  



The project aim was to raise awareness and provide information directly to families and early childhood workers regarding the importance of giving children the opportunity to experience food texture appropriate to their age and stage of development.  These important experiences support healthy food variety later in life, helping to minimise health risks and  promote speech development, oral health and motor skill development.

Nutrition Australia Qld continue to deliver this workshop (face to face), please contact us via foodfoundations@naqld.org or call 07 3257 4393 for more information.

To view resources associated with this project please visit our Healthy at Home resources here: https://naqld.org/services/healthy-at-home/ (and search Taste Texture Variety Project).


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