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Texts for Strong Families

The Family Spirit Nurture Text Messaging Service designed for and with Native American caregivers with young children. Are you pregnant or have an infant 0-18 months old? Sign up today to receive supportive messages and resources about your baby’s nutrition and growth, as well as caregiver wellbeing.

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About Our Messaging Service

Family Spirit Nurture is a culturally based home visiting program proven to support Native American children’s nutrition, health and growth. Family Spirit Nurture key teaching points, resources and support are now available to all interested caregivers through our free* text messaging service.

*Message and data rates may apply. 

Sample text message: Eat for Strength! Fruits, vegetables and water can keep your family healthy and boost energy levels.

How it Works

  1. Sign up to receive free text messages from Family Spirit Nurture. 
  2. Share your child’s due date or date of birth to receive messages tailored to your baby’s age.
  3. If you’d like, share your name and your child’s name for personalized messages.
  4. Choose the frequency of messages you would like to receive.
  5. Indicate if you would like messages related to breastfeeding support.
  6. Enjoy information, resources and empowerment to support you and your baby!

What You Can Expect

After you sign up, you will receive up to 4 personalized messages per week related to your child’s feeding and your own nutrition, as well as messages to support you as a caregiver. Your messages will also include local and national resources for food, and links to Indigenous nutrition resources.

Feeding and Nutrition

Messages include culturally based information, resources and support related to feeding your infant as well as nourishing yourself. You have the option to receive breastfeeding support messages.

Goal Setting Messages

Some messages will include ideas for setting goals related to infant feeding and your own nutrition.

Parent Mental Health and Wellbeing

Messages will include affirmation and resources to support overall mental health and wellbeing for caregivers with young children.

Sample text message: Did you know babies don’t need juice or other sugary drinks? Your baby can take small sips of water from a sippy cup or bottle now!

Nutrition Resources for Your Family

Check out our resources page for links to local and national resources to nourish your family with the best practices and the best food and drink choices possible.

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Find Recipes and Cooking Inspiration

Check out our recipes page for new ideas for nourishing your family with Indigenous foods. Submit your favorite recipes to our Community Recipe Box to share with other families.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Please view responses to frequently asked questions about the Family Spirit Nurture Text Messaging Service. If you have additional questions, submit an inquiry on our Contact page, or send an email to

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Is there a cost to receive Family Spirit Nurture text messages?

It is completely free to sign up for Family Spirit Nurture text messages. As with any text-based service, messaging and data rates may apply based on your carrier and cellular plan.

I signed up for text messages but am not receiving any messages. What should I do?

Text SIGNUP to (413) 477-5526 from your mobile device to ensure the device is already signed up. If you are still not receiving any messages, please reach out to us via email at

How do I change my preferences for frequency and types of text messages that I receive?

Text CHANGE to (413) 477-5526 to update your message preferences.

How do I stop receiving text messages?

Text STOP to (413) 477-5526 to stop receiving the Family Spirit Nurture text messages.

We’re here to support you!

As a parent or caregiver, you already have your child’s best interests in mind. Every healthy choice, no matter how small, makes a difference.

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