Encouraging young children to eat more vegetables and fruit
Encouraging young children to eat more vegetables and fruit

Eating Well in Wondai = Healthy Wondai

How will having a rainbow for dinner help Josh get his superpowers back?

That was a question children at Mother Kate's Early Learning Centre in Wondai were asked during a storytime session held by a Nutritionist from NAQ Nutrition recently.

Developed by NAQ Nutrition, the storybooks provide educators and parents with a highly visual, fun, educational and interactive resource to use and engage children in conversations about recognising and eating vegetables and fruit, and help integrate healthy eating messages through daily life.

The centre received "I'm having a rainbow for dinner" and "We're growing a rainbow" storybooks so educators can continue encouraging the children to recognise and eat vegetables and fruit every day.

Charlotte Morrison (Nutritionist with NAQ Nutrition) was able to visit Wondai through funding from FRRR Small Grants for Rural Communities, which involved a parent's session at Wondai State School on how food affects behaviour.

Children from Grades 5, 6 and 7 at the school also participated in an education and cooking lesson with Charlotte, where they cooked tasty healthy snacks such as sushi sandwiches, mini pizzas, apricot bliss balls and mango and passionfruit parfait.

By using fun, innovative and interactive resources and sessions, children are encouraged to adopt healthy eating behaviours and habits to ensure good learning and development together with good health and wellbeing.

For information regarding the storybooks or the visit to Wondai, contact NAQ Nutrition on 3257 4393 or qld@naqld.org.


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