These tools and resources support government, policymakers, maternal and child health nurses, public health practitioners and the general community as they seek to increase children’s vegetable intake.

Best practice guidelines for increasing children’s vegetable intake

User guides set out seven best practice guidelines for the community and policy that can be used in existing programs or to develop future initiatives. Additional practical tools, resources and case studies provide context and will assist with planning and implementing new ideas and changes. The guidelines and associated resources can be applied across a range of activities such as design of new nutrition policies or programs, developing evaluation and feedback plans and identifying opportunities.


Best practice guidelines for increasing children's vegetable intake

This user guide details the best practice guidelines for increasing children’s vegetable intake and provides useful background information and context.

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Evidence brief: Boosting children’s vegetable intake

This user guide, designed for government policymakers, their support staff and other stakeholders contains the best practice guidelines for increasing children’s vegetable intake alongside summaries of best available evidence on effective strategies to support action on nutrition policies and programs/initiatives.

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7 Days of Veggie Snacks

This resource provides inspiration and recipes for five delicious vegetable snacks – it can be used by cooks or as a take-home communication for families.

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Feeding advice to support young children to learn to eat and enjoy vegetables

Using a robust scientific approach, two advice statements have been developed to support young children’s liking of vegetables. These resources, designed for policy makers and those in practice, provide an overview of the feeding advice and outline the underlying evidence.


Evidence summary – for policy

This evidence summary, for Commonwealth and State Government health officers and nutritionists, conveys two evidence-informed feeding strategies to support young children’s liking of vegetables. The advice can inform development of future feeding guidelines and practical resources.

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Evidence summary – for health practitioners

This evidence summary, for those involved in practice, such as maternal, child and family health nurses, outlines two evidence-informed strategies to support young children’s liking of vegetables. The advice can form the basis of practical recommendations provided to carers of children.

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Infographic: Feeding advice to support young children to learn to eat and enjoy vegetables

This infographic provides an overview of the evidence-informed feeding advice, background context and actions for stakeholders.

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