The Get Up and Grow Indigenous specific resources have been developed by Cultural Perspectives in collaboration with the Cultural and Indigenous Research Centre Australia (CIRCA) for the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. The resources are based on the original Get Up and Grow: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Early Childhood resources published by the Department in 2009.

We would like to thank the many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and childcare educators from urban, rural and remote locations who were consulted in the development of these resources. We would also like to thank the parents, staff and children who were included in the photography shoot. And finally, we would like to acknowledge the assistance of early childcare professionals from around Australia along with state and territory governments and several peak bodies who were consulted in the development of these resources.

This resource has been updated to reflect the Infant Feeding Guidelines (2012) and Australian Dietary Guidelines (2013).

Health disclaimer

The information in this publication is not a substitute for medical advice. You must seek independent professional medical advice before relying on it.

Readers should be aware that these resources may contain images of Aboriginal andTorres Strait Islander people who are now deceased.