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Integrating Healthy Eating & Children’s Literature

The Munch & Move® program at Southern NSW Local Health District, in partnership with Country Bumpkins Early Learning Centre, have produced a series of tip cards for early childhood educators to help them explore nutrition themes in selected popular children’s picture books.  You can download full set of Integrating Healthy Eating & Children’s Literature resources or join our Munch & Move® mailing list, to receive information about other programs, tips and ideas to support your Service.

Children’s picture books provide an interesting and creative context for exploring healthy eating and new foods, and are a powerful tool for early childhood educators to promote children’s thinking and learning.

Curriculum context

Outcome 4 of the EYLF relates to developing dispositions for learning, with a focus on children’s ability to “transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another”.  Using rich play opportunities to investigate healthy eating increases the likelihood that messages of healthy eating are retained and discussed at home. Incorporating healthy eating learning experiences into the programming cycle means that experiences are reflected upon, documented, and readily communicated with families.

For  further information

You can download full set of Integrating Healthy Eating & Children’s Literature resources, or for more ideas, contact the Munch & Move® program at Southern NSW Local Health District.  You can join our Munch & Move® mailing list to receive information about programs, tips and ideas to support your Service.

With thanks to Amelia Carney and Country Bumpkins Early Learning Centre.

Last updated: 11 October 2018
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