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About Munch & Move

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Munch & Move is NSW Health initiative that supports the healthy development of children birth to 5 years by promoting physical activity, healthy eating and reduced small screen time (e.g. watching TV or DVDs, playing on computers and small hand-held games devices).

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. The Munch & Move program fits within the new National Quality Framework and the Early Years Learning Framework.

The NSW Office of Preventive Health (OPH) manages the Munch & Move program at a state level.  The OPH welcomes opportunities for collaboration with other organisations and stakeholders to promote best practice healthy eating and physical activity, in addition to reducing screen time for children aged birth to 5 years attending early childhood education and care (ECEC) services.

If you represent a large ECEC provider, ECEC policy company, food service provider or related organisation, and are interested in working with us to help provide a healthier future for children across the State, please contact us:

SWSLHD-MunchAndMoveOPH@health.nsw.gov.au

Munch & Move highlights

Why Munch & Move?

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Find out why Munch & Move is being offered to NSW early childhood services.

Why do we need Munch & Move?

What does Munch & Move Offer?

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Find out what your service will gain from being part of Munch & Move.

What does Munch & Move offer early childhood services

 

Program Training 

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Click below for details on training offered to centre-based early childhood educators and family day care service providers.

Program Training

 

Munch & Move Healthy Eating and Active Play Conferences

 

Click below for details on the Munch & Move professional development conferences being offered to service leaders in 2019 and 2020. 

Healthy Eating and Active Play Conferences

Munch & Move Support 

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Click below to access for more information on Munch & Move Support from your Local Health District 

Munch & Move Support

 

Munch & Move Resources

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Music CD and songbook, resource manuals and fact sheets are just some of the resources available.

Munch & Move resources

 

Munch & Move Staff Development Kit

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Assists educators share their learnings with other staff at their service.

Munch & Move Staff Development Kit

Munch & Move Reports

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Read about or download Munch & Move reports.

Munch & Move Reports

 

Healthy Eating & Physical Activity Resource Package for VET and Tertiary Providers of Early Childhood Qualifications

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This resource package has been specifically designed to support VET and tertiary providers for use with adult learners studying early childhood education qualifications.

Training Provider Resource Package

 

Munch & Move Case Studies

 

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Read the stories of other early childhood services that have implemented Munch & Move.

Munch & Move Case Studies