Munch & Move® offers training and resources to educators working in NSW early childhood education and care services. The training aims to assist educators to implement a fun, play-based approach to supporting healthy eating and physical activity habits in young children.
What is the Munch & Move® program?
The Munch & Move® program offers professional development with the purpose of promoting and encouraging healthy eating and physical activity habits and reducing small screen recreation in young children birth to five years who attend NSW early childhood education and care services.
The Munch & Move® program is based on six key health promoting messages:
- Encourage and support breastfeeding
- Choose water as a drink
- Choose healthier snacks
- Eat more fruit and vegetables
- Get active every day
- Turn off the television or computer and get active
After completing training, a Munch & Move® support officer from Southern NSW Local Health District will keep in regular contact with you and your service, to assist you with implementing the program, and to gather information on program adoption and impact of the program at your service.
Take a look at how local early childhood education and care services are implementing the program in Our Little Book of Big Munch & Move® Ideas, printed in 2018 to celebrate the program's tenth anniversary.
How will Munch & Move® help your service?
The Munch & Move® program is strongly aligned to the National Quality Framework and can help services meet the requirements of the National Quality Standard and the Early Years Learning Framework. By participating in the program, your service can access:
Ready to go?
NSW early childhood education and care service can take part in the Munch & Move self-paced online training at any time. Students working towards ECEC qualifications can also complete the training.
To access local support for the program, contact the Munch & Move® program at Southern NSW Local Health District. You can also join our Munch & Move® mailing list, to receive information about programs, tips and ideas to support your Service.
For further information on the Munch & Move® program, visit the Healthy Kids website.