DeadlyKidsSA aims to support Aboriginal children to be happy, healthy and strong.
DeadlyKidsSA provides a number of different activities to promote the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal children and their families across South Australia.Our activities include supporting fun and healthy cultural events such as the annual Strong Aboriginal Children’s Health Expo and the provision of backpacks through our Aboriginal Children’s Backpack program.
Strong Aboriginal Children’s Health Expo
A fun annual event for Aboriginal children and their families to celebrate Aboriginal culture. In addition to the rides and activities, health, education and social service providers can talk one on one with families in a friendly environment.
The ‘Get Set, Go’ Aboriginal Children’s Backpack program
Aboriginal children are supported in a healthy start to preschool or school with a colourful, high quality backpack. Backpacks are filled with handy items including a water bottle, lunchbox and sun hat.The backpacks are ordered through early childhood service providers for Aboriginal children who are transitioning to preschool or school.
Resource development and dissemination
We co-design resources with Aboriginal people to provide evidence-based advice around keeping children happy, healthy and strong.
Simple messages for keeping children happy, healthy and strong
- Give them plenty of fruit and vegies
- Get them to drink mainly water
- Move and play with them everyday
- Brush their teeth
- Get them immunised
- Have regular ear, health and developmental checks
For further information please contact HealthDeadlyKidsSA@sa.gov.au