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Nutrition Resources For Children Under 5

Nutrition Resources For Children Under 5

The Nutrition Department of Women's and Children's Health Network have completed a project which involved the development of a number of resources around Nutrition for Children under 5. The project also involved collating high quality Nutrition resources for children under 5 developed by a range of organisations on a variety of topics. These above resources can be viewed and/or ordered below.

Breastfeeding Confidence

Produced by: Australian Breastfeeding Association

Breast milk is best for your baby and breastfeeding is a great way to bond with your baby. But for some Mothers breastfeeding can be a tricky experience. This booklet has information on what to expect when breastfeeding and how to overcome those difficulties to breastfeed confidently.

You can order 50 copies of this resource for $37.50 Link iconhere.

Infant Formula

Produced by: Women's and Children's Health Network

This booklet is intended for use by parents who have already made the decision to feed their infant with infant formula.

An electronic copy of this resource is available to download or print free PDF iconhere.

First Foods

Produced by: Women's and Children's Health Network

Most babies are ready to start solids around 6 months of age. This booklet will help answer your questions on when to start, how to start and what foods and textures to give

An electronic copy of this resource is available to download or print free PDF iconhere.

Give your child's teeth a healthy start

Produced by: South Australian Dental Services

Keeping children’s teeth healthy from a young age is important to prevent tooth decay. This resource has information on breastfeeding, bottle feeding and the best drinks for children.

An electronic copy of this resource is available to view free but not print PDF iconhere.

You can order hard copies of this resource free PDF iconhere.

 

Fussy eating

Produced by: Women's and Children's Health Network

It is common for toddlers to be fussy eaters. This resource has tips for families on overcoming fussy eating and encouraging children to enjoy a wide range of healthy foods.

An electronic copy of this resource is available to download or print free PDF iconhere.

 

 

Safe food and safe kitchens for young children

Produced by: Women's and Children's Health Network

Learning to cook is a good skill and can be great fun for children. However, many injuries to children can happen in the kitchen and it is a common place for germs to spread. This resource has information on how make sure children stay safe in the kitchen and eat safe food.

An electronic copy of this resource is available to download or print free PDF iconhere.

You can order hardcopies of this resource free PDF iconhere.

 

Food labels for families

Produced by: Women's and Children's Health Network

Food labels help us to make healthy and safe food choices for our children and families. However, there is a lot of information and it’s easy to get confused! This resource has information on what is on a food label and what this information means.

An electronic copy of this resource is available to download or print free PDF iconhere.

You can order hardcopies of this resource free PDF iconhere.

Healthy food happy kids

Produced by: Women's and Children's Health Network

Children need a wide variety of good food to stay healthy. Children can learn to enjoy healthy food through good food experiences. This resource has information on ways and activities to help your child to grow up to enjoy a wide range of healthy foods.

An electronic copy of this resource is available to download or print free PDF iconhere.

You can order hardcopies of this resource free PDF iconhere.

Healthy lifestyles to prevent and manage overweight in childhood

Produced by: Go For Your Life

It is important to encourage children to eat healthy food and be active to develop healthy patterns for life and prevent weight problems. This resource has information on healthy food choices, being active and general tips for preventing overweight in children.

An electronic copy of this resource is available to download or print free PDF iconhere.

Ways to get your family going - families fact sheet

Produced by: Be Active

To be healthy and active mums, dads and kids all need physical activity everyday. Children’s growth and development depends on them being active. This resource has some simple ways to become more active as a family.

An electronic copy of this resource is available to download or print free PDF iconhere.

You can order hardcopies of this resource free PDF iconhere.

Tucker for Toddlers

Produced by: Women's and Children's Health Network

The toddler years are a time for learning about new foods and when lifelong eating practices are often established. This resource has information on the right types and amounts of food that growing toddlers need. It also has many practical tips on how to do this and answers some commonly asked questions.

An electronic copy of this resource is available to download or print free PDF iconhere.

 

Breastfeeding your Baby

Produced by: Women's and Children's Health Network

How we feed babies and young children, and what we feed them is very important. This WCHN resource is full of information on breastfeeding or safe alternatives to feed young babies, and how to start solids and transition to family meals for babies and young children.

An electronic copy of this resource is available to download or print free PDF iconhere  (PDF - 1mb).

Foods for Babies and Toddlers

Produced by: Women's and Children's Health Network

Starting your baby on solid food is an important milestone in their life.

This book will help you know when your baby is ready to start solid foods, what to feed them and how much. Learn about toddler eating habits, the importance of food safety, and some useful tips for managing mealtimes. You'll feel confident about feeding your baby as they learn how to eat solids, progress to self feeding and become toddlers. There are also easy healthy recipes you can use for the whole family.

An electronic copy of this resource is available to download or print free PDF iconhere  (PDF - 1.4mb).

Preventing Choking on Food for Children under 4 years of age

Produced by: SA Health

Children of any age can choke on food, but children under 4 years are most at risk this resource has been revised with input from Start Right-Eat Right, Kidsafe SA, SA Dental Service, and the Women's and Children's Health Network.

An electronic copy of this resource is available to download or print free PDF iconhere.

Extending Variety

Produced by: Women's and Children's Health Network

Mealtimes can be stressful for parents – this fact sheet provides tips on how to ensure mealtimes are enjoyable and successful for you and your child.

An electronic copy of this resource is available to download or print free PDF iconhere.

Tips for happy mealtimes

Produced by: Women's and Children's Health Network

Some children have difficulty accepting new foods into their diet.  This fact sheet provides information on how to gradually introduce new foods into your child's diet

An electronic copy of this resource is available to download or print free PDF iconhere.

Allergy and Allergy Tests

This resource explains what an allergy is, what causes allergic reactions and how allergies are diagnosed.

An electronic copy of this resource is available to download or print free at
Link iconhttp://www.chw.edu.au/parents/factsheets/allergy_and_allergy_tests.htm.

 

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last modified: 29 Sep 2016