Key Nutrition Guidelines, Manuals and Policies

Australian Dietary Guidelines
Australian Dietary Guidelines
Find up to date advice about the amounts and kinds of food children need to eat for health and wellbeing.
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Infant Feeding Guidelines
Find advice about breastfeeding, introducing other liquids and solid foods and advice on common food allergies and nutrition related health conditions.
Australian Guide To Healthy Eating
Australian Guide to Healthy Eating
Use this plate model to show the recommended amounts of food we should eat from each of the 5 food groups.
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Get up and Grow Educator Book (2009)
Find practical information and advice on early childhood healthy eating in care.
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Caring for Children Manual
Find practical information on early childhood food and nutrition including food preparations, menu planning, recipes and healthy eating learning experiences in this guide for educators.
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Sample Nutrition and Breastfeeding Policy
Use this template as it is, or adapt to suit your service style - just ensure that you keep the elements of the policy as this will assist your service to incorporate the Munch & Move key messages into policy and practice

Breastfeeding and Introduction to Solids

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Giving your Baby the Best Start Brochure
Learn the benefits of breastfeeding and the best foods to give your baby when they start solids.
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Breastfeeding and Returning to Work Brochure
Learn practical ideas to help you continue to breastfeed when you return to work.
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Starting Family Foods brochure
Find practical advice on how to introduce your baby to solid foods.
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Teach your Baby to Drink from a Cup Brochure
Learn how to teach your baby to drink from a cup.
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Translated "Breastfeeding is Welcome Here" pdf
Use this poster in your service to encourage and support breastfeeding. The poster is translated into 10 languages.
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Encourage and Support Breastfeeding Poster
Download, display and share this poster with families at your service to encourage and support breastfeeding.
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Australian Breastfeeding Association Website
Find more information from Australia's leading authority on breastfeeding: the Australian Breastfeeding Association.
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Sample Breastfeeding Policy
Use this template as it is, or adapt to suit your service style - just ensure that you keep the elements of the policy as this will assist your service to incorporate the Munch & Move key messages into policy and practice

Menu Planning and Assessment Tools

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Two Week Menu Planning Tool
Use this tool, from the Caring for Children manual, to help plan your menu.
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Nutrition Checklist for Menu Planning
Use this nutrition checkilist, from the Caring for Children manual, to help plan your menu with healthy foods from the five food groups.
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High Iron Foods Factsheet
Use this practical tool to help include high iron foods in your service menu, based on the Caring for Children guidelines.
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High Vitamin C Foods Factsheet
Use this practical tool to help include foods high in vitamin C on your service menu, based on the Caring for Children guidelines.
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Caring for Children Tip Sheets
Find tip sheets on a range of topics including how to include iron and red meat on the menu and healthy snacks, drinks and breakfasts on the menu.

Healthy Lunchboxes

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Lunchbox Checklist
Use this tool, from the Caring for Children manual, to help plan for nutritious sandwiches on your service menu.
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Healthy Lunchbox Foods Poster
Find out how to pack a healthy lunchbox with food ideas from the 5 food groups.
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Smart Snack Swaps Poster
Discover some quick and simple healthy snacks for the lunchbox.
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Eat More Fruit and Vegetables Fact Sheet
Learn how much fruit and vegetables we should be eating everyday and some practical tips on how to eat more.
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Eat More Fruit and Vegetables Newsletter Snippet 1
Learn what a serve of fruit and vegetable is and how many serves children should have everyday.
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Eat More Fruit and Vegetables Newsletter Snippet 2
Use these handy tips to help you eat more fruits and vegetables everyday.
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Choose Healthy Snacks Fact Sheet
Find some ideas for healthy snack foods, tips for planning healthy snacks and what foods to avoid eating everyday.
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Choose Healthy Snacks Newsletter Snippet 1
Learn some practical tips to help you plan to eat healthy snacks everyday.
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Choose Healthy Snacks Newsletter Snippet 2
Discover some healthy snack food ideas.
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Choose Healthy Snacks Newsletter Snippet 3
Learn what snack foods to have only sometimes and in small amounts.
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Choose Water as a Drink Fact Sheet
Learn how much water children should drink everyday, practical tips to encourage children to drink more water and how much sugar is in some different drinks.
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Choose Water as a Drink Newsletter Snippet 1
Discover how much sugar is in different drinks compared to water.
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Choose Water as a Drink Newsletter Snippet 2
Learn practical tips on how your family can drink more water everyday.
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Choose Healthier Snacks Key Message Poster
Download, display and share this poster with families at your service to encourage healthy snacks.
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Eat More Fruit and Vegetables Key Message Poster
Download, display and share this poster with families at your service to encourage families to eat more fruits and vegetables.

Healthy Drinks

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Choose Water as a Drink Fact Sheet
Learn how much water children should drink everyday, practical tips to encourage children to drink more water and how much sugar is in some different drinks.
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Choose Water as a Drink Newsletter Snippet 1
Discover how much sugar is in different drinks compared to water.
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Choose Water as a Drink Newsletter Snippet 2
Learn practical tips on how your family can drink more water everyday.
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Milk Fact Sheet
Learn what types of milk are recommended for children of different ages and share this information with families.
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Choose Water as a Drink Key Message Poster
Download, display and share this poster with families at your service to encourage drinking water.
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Food Swap Cards
Use these images to compare the amount of sugar in different drink choices. Display them at your service for families or use them in classroom learning.

Healthy Eating Learning Experiences

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Healthy Eating Learning Experiences Manual
Find suggestions for a range of fun and developmentally appropriate learning experiences that can be incorporated into everyday interactions and curriculum.
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Magic Lunchbox Storybook
Use this fun and engaging story about packing a healthy luncbox with the children at your service to encourage healthy eating.
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Magic Lunchbox Game Cards
Use these game cards with the game board to play the Magic Lunchbox game encouraging healthy lunchbox foods with the children at your service.
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Magic Lunchbox Game Board
Use this game board with the game cards as a fun way to encourage healthy eating with the children at your service. 
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Magic Lunchbox Educator Resource
Use this resource to extend on the learning of the Magic Lunchbox Storybook including activities to build the connection between classroom and communities.

Munch & Move Resource Order Forms

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Order forms - Munch & Move Resources
Download this form to order more resources for Munch & Move at your Preschool, Long Day Care service or Family Day Care.

Translated Healthy Lifestyle Fact Sheets

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Translated Healthy Lifestyle Fact Sheets
Find information on healthy living for children and families available in Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Persian, Hindi and Tamil.

To access more information and resources for Munch & Move, visit the Healthy Kids website.

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