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Nourishing Little Minds

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Nourishing Little Minds

Nourishing Little Minds® combines early childhood literacy with experiential play-based learning to enrich children's awareness, interest, and enjoyment of healthy food.

We’re excited to be partnering with Libraries ACT to deliver Nourishing Little Minds®!

Nourishing Little Minds puts a healthy spin on Story Time and Giggle and Wiggle helping children explore and enjoy healthy food 

This engaging 4-week program aims to improve healthy eating habits for young children by making healthy food fun and enjoyable. Each of the 4 sessions will include a food based Story Time  followed by simple hands-on food experiences delivered by an Accredited Practising Dietitian from Nutrition Australia ACT.

Children will have fun exploring and tasting a range of healthy new foods whilst parents and carers pick up tips and ideas to help their children establish a healthy relationship with food and develop strong healthy eating habits at home.

We have two age appropriate programs available:

0-2 year old program – babies and toddlers explore books, songs and rhymes followed by exploration of new foods and textures. 

3-5 year program – story time with a healthy spin followed by hands on food preparation activities that make healthy food fun and enjoyable.

Each session runs from 10:30am-11:30am at selected ACT libraries. Parents and carers are encouraged to book into all 4 sessions. Bookings are essential and places are strictly limited.

Term 3, 2021  

3-5 year old program bookings are now open!

Kippax Library  

Week 1: Thursday 12 August
Week 2: Thursday 19 August
Week 3: Thursday 26 August
Week 4: Thursday 2 September

Click here to book for Kippax Library 

Gungahlin Library 

Week 1: Friday 13 August
Week 2: Friday 20 August
Week 3: Friday 27 August
Week 4: Friday 3 September

Click here to book for Gungahlin library

We aim to meet any special dietary requirements. If your child has any food allergies or sensitivities, please indicate this on the booking form.

 

STOP PRESS!

Nourishing Little Minds is now available for early childhood services to access! We have developed a suite of activities and educator professional learning opportunities to help children become adventurous food explorers. Click here to learn more and get your childcare service involved.

This program is supported by the ACT Government under the ACT Health Promotion Grants Program.

 Nourishing Little Minds is a registered trademark of Nutrition Australia ACT Incorporated