The Growing Strong resources have been developed to help health staff talk with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families about nutrition for mothers, babies and young children. Growing Strong resources provide information about eating well during pregnancy as well as offering suggestions for dealing with some common food and nutrition related problems during pregnancy. Information is also provided about common breastfeeding issues and the appropriate introduction of solids for babies.
A series of brochures and posters are available to download or printed copies can be purchased from OfficeMax. The brochure topics cover eating well during pregnancy, information on breastfeeding, foods and drinks for young children and other helpful information for families.
To download a copy of the brochure or posters [pdf format] click on a link below.
Resources are available for purchase from Officemax. Go to the ‘Publications’ tab and click on ‘Growing Strong’. The cost per resource is $0.23 each (excluding GST).
Nutrition Education Materials Online includes other resources on nutrition in pregnancy and breastfeeding for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet - includes a range of nutrition resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people