Taste Texture Variety Online Resources

Taste Texture Variety Online Resources


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.


Please see below for online resources that were developed as part of the funding.

Nutrition Australia Qld continue to deliver this workshop (face to face), please contact us via [email protected] or call 07 3257 4393 for more information.


Babies First Foods/Introducing Solids

Babies first foods – progressing through textures

Squeezy Foods

Food textures and trying new foods

 Tips for fussy eaters

Information Sheets

Babies First Foods

Squeezy Foods

Fussy Eaters – Tips for Trying New Foods

Children’s Health Qld – Babies First Foods Flip chart


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


For more information

Nutrition Australia Qld

Queensland Governement’s Early Years Places

Find an Accredited Practicing Dietitian

Children’s Health Qld 

Australian Dietary Guidelines

Qld Health – Children’s Health Information