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Healthy Menu Planning Workshops

The Munch & Move program offers 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.

Three (3) hour face-to-face training workshops are being delivered in various locations across NSW. The training is 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 are based on the Caring for Children: Birth to 5 years (Food, Nutrition and Learning Experiences) resource and cover 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.

Please click HERE or the image below to view Term 1 & 2 2019 workshop dates in your area.

 Please click HERE or the image below to view Term 3 & 4 2019 workshop dates in your area.


Registration Process and Eligibility

  • The workshops are only available to services that are trained in Munch & Move. If your service is interested in becoming trained in the program, please click HERE to be directed to information about the Munch & Move program training.
  • Workshop registrations are open to cooks and their director/nominated supervisor working in centre-based services (family day coordinators are not eligible to attend these workshops). A maximum of two participants per service can attend.
  • Participants are only permitted to register for a workshop that is being held in the same Local Health District as their service. To register for a workshop, please contact your Local Health District HERE.

*Note that there are no workshops being held in the Mid North Coast Local Health District.