Children’s Health Queensland’s award-winning, state-wide Good Start Program works on improving the health and wellbeing of Māori and Pacific Islander children and their families.
The program aims to lower the levels of chronic disease and obesity by working with families to build their knowledge, skills and confidence about healthy eating, physical activity and lifestyle practices.
The Good Start team works with Māori and Pacific Islander families to talk about healthy pregnancies, healthy babies and healthy children. It also works with children in schools to teach them about eating healthy food and being active. In addition, the program provides healthcare professionals with tools to support Māori and Pacific Islander families.