To help get you started or for fresh ideas on implementing Munch & Move in your service, check out these videos from other Munch & Move services to see how easy it is to plan and prepare healthy meals, engage children to try new fruit and vegetables, encourage healthy lunchboxes and involve children in healthy eating learning experiences
- Wattle Glen Children’s Centre
Tracy, the service Cook, discusses how she has used the Caring for Children resource along with the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating recommendations to provide healthy meals to the children of the service. Tracy explains how simple adjustments were made to the way meals were served to better encourage children to try new foods.
- Fit Kidz Learning Centre
Melinda, the Director of Fit Kidz Learning Centre Vineyard, explains how since the implementation of Munch & Move the service has seen an increase in requests for fruit and vegetables from the children. Families have also reported that their children have become more willing to try new foods at home. Tina, an educator in the preschool room, also discusses their ‘Garden Club’ initiative.
- Keiraview Children’s Centre
Educator Jodie from Keiraview Children’s Centre discusses how a group reading time activity can incorporate the Munch and Move key message of “Eat more fruit and vegetables”. Jodie then extends the reading activity to a group discussion on how eating fruit is good for the body and asked the children to name fruits that they enjoy.
- St Stephen's Pre School Bellevue Hill
Service cook Tracy discusses how she has used the Caring for Children resource and Australian Guide to Healthy Eating to create a healthy service menu for children. Tracy explains how simple adjustments were made to the way meals were served to better encourage children to try new foods.
To help get you started or for fresh ideas on implementing Munch & Move in your service, check out these videos from other Munch & Move services to see how easy it is to plan active play opportunities throughout the day, add more physical activity to your existing program and adapt the children’s favourite games and songs to include FUNdmanetal movement skills:
- Active Play for 0-2yrs
Educator Jodie adapts her knowledge of embedding physical activity into the daily routine of the preschool room, for the babies and toddler room. Jodie describes how she made the most of spontaneous opportunities for fun physical activity for this age group.
To help get you started with implementing the Monitor message at your service, check out these great examples of how other Munch & Move services have implemented a Monitor learning experience with their children.
Sun Valley Preschool
Educators and children had lots of discussion about screen time at their service. The children then drew their favourite activity to do at home that didn’t involve a screen. This was a great way to provide ideas to families on how to have less screen time.
North Rocks Preschool
Brainstorm with Educators and children on activities that don’t need a screen!
2018 Screen Free Week Challenge
Kindercare Learning Centre
Educators at Kindercare Learning Centre had fun with the children creating these displays- including a game of tennis between some fruit and vegetable carrots!
Kidz on Regent Childcare Centre
Kidz on Regent Childcare Centre created an outdoor puppet theatre and a screen free bingo board. This board involved families selecting an activity that did not involve screens and taking a photo of them doing that activity with their child and add it to the bingo board.