Our Service is awarded Munch and Move implementation awards each year in September for our exemplary efforts in embedding munch and move practices into everyday practice. We continually strive to improve our nutritional and physical education programs and work closely with the Munch and Move coordinators to ensure our centre is meeting 100% of the Munch and Move principles.
Munch & Move is a 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 aims to promote and encourage positive healthy eating and physical activity habits in young children aged birth to 5 years in ECEC services.
The Munch & Move program has strong alignment to the National Quality Framework (NQF) with links to all 7 Quality Areas of the National Quality Standard (NQS), the 5 Outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the Get Up & Grow healthy eating guidelines and physical activity recommendations.
Munch & Move offers early childhood educators a great opportunity to encourage children’s healthy eating and physical activity using a range of fun play-based learning experiences.
The Healthy Kids website is the main platform for Munch & Move information and resources. The website pages can be accessed through: www.healthykids.nsw.gov.au/campaigns-programs/about-munch-move.aspx