AN INITIATIVE that encourages toddlers to make healthier eating decisions has been launched at an Epping preschool.
Midson Road Child Care helped unveil the Eating My Colourful Vegies and Fruit program.
Developed in 2010 by nutrition and education experts with the support of Australian avocado growers, the program has been introduced to more than 60,000 preschoolers.
This year 600 new pre-schools and 10 primary schools have adopted the initiative.
The program includes development-focused activities that address the growth of language, social, science and food literacy skills.
According to program ambassador and nutritionist, Zoe Bingley-Pullin, popular children's snacks contain alarming quantities of sugars and saturated fats along with a range of additives, preservatives and in some cases MSG.