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. ​

Healthy Eating Resources


Use these resources to promote healthy eating in your early childhood education service:

  • Recipes
  • Did You Know? Newsletter Snippets
  • Policy Template
  • More Resources
  •  Click for Physical Activity Resources

     Caring for Children - Birth to 5 years

    Caring for Children ResourceThe Caring for Children resource provides practical information for cooks, directors and educators to meet the food and nutrition needs of children aged from birth to five years, whilst in care.

    Associated resources include:

    • Two Week Menu Planning Tool
    • Nutrition Checklist for Menu Planning
    • Nutrition Checklist for Planning Sandwich Menus
    • Lunchbox Checklist for Food Brought from Home for 2-5 year olds

    Download the manual and resources from Healthykids.nsw.gov.au:

    Caring for Children - Birth to 5 years

     

     

     

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     Healthy Food for Babies & Toddlers

    Healthy Food for Babies and ToddlersUse the Healthy Food for Babies & Toddlers resource to help guide you provide healthy food at your centre and/or at home.

    Healthy Food for Babies & Toddlers (4mb)

     

     

     

     

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     Food Cards Activity

    Food CardsUse these Food Cards and our Activity Sheet to organise practical games that focus on healthy eating.

    Food Cards (at www.healthpromotion.com.au)

    Food Cards Activity Sheet

     

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     Fact Sheets

    Fact Sheet: Reduced Fat MilkReduced Fat Milk

    This fact sheet describes why reduced fat milk is recommended for children 2 years and over.

    Reduced Fat Milk Fact Sheet

    Reduced Fat Milk Information Sheet


    Fact SheetsOther Fact Sheets

    ​A range of Munch & Move fact sheets (some available in languages other than English) are also available. Topics include:

    • Encourage and Support Breastfeeding
    • Encouraging Children to Try New Foods and Managing Fussy Eaters
    • Select Healthier Snacks
    • Healthy Lunchboxes
    • Dairy for Young Children
    • Choose Water as a Drink
    • Eat More Fruit and Veg

    View, download, print and order these fact sheets at:
    www.healthykids.nsw.gov.au (Munch & Move Fact Sheets)

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     Policy Templates

    Use the ​Munch & Move Sample Nutrition Policy template and the Sample Breastfeeding Policy to help develop a policies for your service:

    Sample Nutrition Policy

    Sample Breastfeeding Policy

    Sample Breastfeeding Policy (Condensed)

    Sample Breastfeeding Support Plan

    (at www.healthykids.nsw.gov.au - Munch & Move Resources)

     

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     Did You Know? - Newsletter Snippets

    Healthy Eating Newsletter SnippetUse the Did You Know? newsletter snippets in your newsletter to highlight healthy eating to families.

    Simply copy and paste the newsletter snippet images into your newsletters.

    Healthy Eating Newsletter Snippets (12MB)

     

    Other text snippets are also available:

    Healthy Kids Healthy Eating Newsletter Snippets (at www.healthykids.nsw.gov.au)

     

     

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     More Resources & Links

    ​More Munch & Move resources can be found at:
    www.healthykids.nsw.gov.au (Munch & Move Resources)

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