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Healthy Beginnings for HNEKids is a partnership between Hunter New England Child and Family Health Services and Population Health. Mothers who have recently had a baby receive text messages over their child's early years. The messages focus on feeding and child development, providing information and advice matched to the age and stage of the child. The tailored messages support families and are designed to include web links to further information or contact details for support or referral services.
This program was developed by a team of health professionals in partnership with external organisations and local families.
The goal of this initiative is to improve outcomes for children and support their parents/carers and families along the way.
What does Healthy Beginnings for HNEKids include?
Lara Went from Yukul Art created this artwork for Good for Kids, Good for Life. The title of this artwork is called 'The heart of a child'.
The heart in the middle represents health, love and support surrounding everyone. Coming from the heart are lines which are positive energy radiating into the children which are the figures around the heart holding hands. The leaves represent physical activity and the fruit represents healthy eating. The circles that almost look like stars represent community groups and people coming together in support, positive guidance, love and good energy.
You will see this artwork featured throughout the HB4HNEKids communication.