We are excited to announce that the Munch & Move program and local support is now available to Western Sydney Family Day Care (FDC) service providers (previously referred to as schemes).

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What is Munch & Move?

Munch & Move is a fun, play based program that aims to support young children’s healthy eating and physical activity habits and has strong alignment to the National Quality Framework. We have over 85 family day care providers in Western Sydney ready to be trained and supported in the Munch & Move program. Why not join us? As a Munch & Move service, you will have your very own Munch & Move Support Officer that will assist you in implementing Munch & Move at the Service Provider level, and provide you with relevant resources and training.

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Local Health District Support

Munch & Move is more than just a training program. Service Providers participating in Munch & Move will be provided with ongoing support from your very own Munch & Move Support Officer. Their role is to provide you with the training, resources and support you need as a service provider to support your staff and educators to implement and embed the Munch & Move program.

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Staff Training

Training is delivered to Service Providers and educators via new online training modules or through the Staff Development Kit training.

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Family Day Care Program Adoption Indicators (practices)

Just like for centre-based services, for Munch & Move to be effectively implemented in FDC we encourage everybody to be involved. This means bringing together Service Providers, coordinators, educators, children and families to promote healthy eating and physical activity. A holistic approach requires coordinated action across all 4 areas of Munch & Move - Munch, Move, Monitor and Making It Happen. Implementation of the Munch & Move program in FDC is monitored through 13 program adoption indicators (also known as practices).

Munch

1 Service Provider encourages educators to support breastfeeding 
2 Service Provider ensures educators communicate with families when children’s lunchboxes are not consistent with the Australian Dietary Guidelines
3 Service Provider ensures educators provide intentional learning experiences about healthy eating at least 2 times per week 

Move

Service Provider ensures educators provide supervised floor-based play for babies 0-12 months of age every day 
Service Provider ensures educators have access to suitable physical activity equipment (i.e. balls, bean bags, hoops) to encourage active play for 1-5 year olds  
Service Provider ensures educators provide daily opportunities for fundamental movement skills for children 3-5 years of age 

Monitor 

Service Provider ensures educators use of small screen recreation for all children is appropriate 

Making It Happen 

Service Provider has a written nutrition policy 
Service Provider has a written policy, procedure or guideline encouraging physical activity 
10  Service Provider has a written policy, procedure or guideline restricting small screen recreation  
11  Service Provider has at least 80% of educators trained using the Munch & Move Staff Development Kit  
12  Service Provider has provided health information to families within the past 12 months  
13  Service Provider monitors and reports on healthy eating and physical activity objectives annually as part of their continuous quality improvement process
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