The Munch & Move program and local support is available to Western Sydney Family Day Care (FDC) service providers.

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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. It has strong alignment to the National Quality Framework. As a Munch & Move service, you will have your own Support Officer that will help you put in place the program at the Service Provider level. They will provide you with relevant resources and training.

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Local Health District Support

Service Providers receive ongoing support from your Support Officer. Support Officers will arrange meetings and email support. Munch & Move Awards are for services who fully adopt the program. Monthly newsletters are also provided to services with ideas, resources and upcoming training.

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Staff Training

Training for Service Providers and educators are though the online eLearning training modules or through the Staff Development Kit.

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Munch & Move Family Day Care Newsletter

Subscribe to the Western Sydney Munch & Move mailing list to receive the monthly newsletter. Also view previous western Sydney newsletters.

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Family Day Care Program Adoption Indicators (practices)

Management, educators and families can come together to promote healthy eating and physical activity at in FDC services. A ‘whole of service’ approach requires coordinated action across all 4 areas of Munch & Move - Munch, Move, Monitor and Making It Happen.

Your service can put in place 13 Munch & Move practices.



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 


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 


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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