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What is Munch & Move?

Munch & Move is a fun play-based program that supports the healthy development of children. It is for children attending Early Childhood and Education and Care (ECEC) services and Family Day Care (FDC) services across NSW.
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Local Support

We will provide you with ongoing support from your own Munch & Move Support Officer. They will provide you with the training, resources and support your service needs to put in place the program.
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Munch (Healthy Eating)

Good nutrition is essential for children to support their growth and development. Learn about:

  • nutrition guidelines
  • healthy lunchboxes
  • healthy eating learning experiences
  • breastfeeding
  • introduction to solids and more.
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Move (Physical Activity and FMS)

Being physically active every day is important for the healthy development of babies and children. It is the start of a healthy and active life. Learn about:

  • physical activity guidelines
  • active play and tummy time
  • fundamental movement skills and more.
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Monitor (Small Screen Time)

Small screens can play a part in learning and communication. Too much screen time for children can be unhealthy. Learn about:

  • small screen guidelines
  • ideas to monitor small screen use at your service
  • how Munch & Move can help provide resources and training.
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Making it Happen

Munch & Move offers help with:

  • day-to-day healthy eating and physical activity practices
  • putting Munch & Move key messages into service policies
  • having a whole-of-service approach
  • staff training
  • building partnerships with families and more.
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We provide a range of free online and face-to-face training options. They are available for directors, educators and cooks working in early childhood services in western Sydney. Whether you are new to Munch & Move or want to refresh your training, we have options for you.

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Links to NQF and EYLF

Munch & Move directly relates to the early childhood National Quality Framework (NQF). The program relates to all 7 Quality Areas, and has very strong links with Quality Area 2 (Children’s Health and Safety), Standard 2.1.
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Fundamental Movement Skills

Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) are a specific set of gross motor skills. The skills are the building blocks for more complex skills that children will learn throughout their lives. Learn the 13 skills and find ideas to embed FMS into your program.
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Cook's Corner

Cooks play a large role in making sure children have the nutrition they need for a healthy start to life. Munch & Move provides Cooks information, training and support on preparing nutritious menus.
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Family Day Care

The Munch & Move program and local support is now available to western Sydney Family Day Care (FDC) service providers. Find information on training, support and resources available for FDC.
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Case Studies

Read and watch great examples of how local childcare services have put in place the Munch & Move program.
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Munch & Move Resources

Find a range of resources available to download. These resources support healthy eating, physical activity and screen time key messages in your service. They include:

  • policy guidance
  • menu planning support
  • posters you can share
  • classroom activities and much more.
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Munch & Move Service Newsletter

Subscribe to the western Sydney Munch & Move mailing list to receive monthly newsletters. View previous western Sydney newsletters.
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M&M Visual Snippets for Families

Check out our new visual snippets on healthy eating, physical activity, reducing screen time, drinking more water, healthy lunchboxes and more. You can download and share with your families through your online platforms or your service newsletter.
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