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Healthy Menu Planning Workshops

In 2018 and 2019 the Munch & Move program offered free training in healthy menu planning for cooks and directors/nominated supervisors working in early childhood education and care (ECEC) centre-based services across NSW.

A total of 89, three (3) hour face-to-face training workshops were delivered in various locations across NSW. The training was delivered by the Early Childhood Training and Resource Centre (ECTARC), who are a registered training organisation that specialise in early childhood training and professional development. ECTARC have been involved with providing Munch & Move training since 2008.

The workshops were based on the Caring for Children: Birth to 5 years (Food, Nutrition and Learning Experiences) resource and covered the following topics:

  • why healthy eating is important for children,
  • the Australian Dietary Guidelines and the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating, including the five food groups, serve sizes for children and discretionary foods,
  • the ECEC services requirements under the National Quality Framework,
  • modifying recipes to make them healthier,
  • reading food labels, and
  • managing challenges such as food costs, fussy eaters, food intolerances and allergies.

No 2020 workshop dates have yet been confirmed. This page will be updated if additional workshops become available in your area.

To register your interest in attending Munch & Move Healthy Menu Planning Workshops in 2020, please complete this SURVEY.

Please Note: 

  • Your expression of interest does not guarantee you a place in the workshop but will ensure that you are notified when a workshop calendar is released.
  • Workshops will only be available to services that are trained in Munch & Move. If your service is interested in becoming trained, please click HERE for information on the Munch & Move program training. 

Alternatively, please contact your Local Health District Munch & Move Support Officer for menu support.