How does Western Sydney support you in Munch & Move?
We will provide you with ongoing support from your own Munch & Move Support Officer. They will give you with the training, resources and support your service needs for Munch & Move.
- Local Health District Support
Munch & Move services receive ongoing support from your Support Officer including meetings and email support. Support Officers are local health professionals who provide advice and support for services.
Munch & Move Awards are for services who fully adopt the program. Monthly newsletters are also provided to services with ideas, resources and upcoming training.
- Staff Training
We provide free online and face-to-face training options.
They are available for directors, educators and cooks working in early childhood services in western Sydney (including Family Day Care).
- Policy Development
Munch & Move can help develop or update service policies, particularly:
- physical activity
- small screen recreation.
Your Support Officer can review your current policies or provide you sample policies.
- Healthy Menu and Lunchboxes
Your Support Officer can review your service menu and provide feedback to align these with the current guidelines.
Munch & Move can also provide information to support healthy lunchboxes at your service.
- Program and Embed
Munch & Move can support your service's Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) goals. We also have resources which can assist you in embedding Munch & Move into your daily program.
Contact your Support Officer to find out how or access the Munch & Move resources.
- Partnerships with Families
Munch & Move have resources on healthy living that you can provide to families.
We also offer support on having conversations with families on topics such as healthy eating, physical activity and screen time.
- Munch & Move Resources
Munch & Move offer a range of practical and fun resources to help educators embed the program at your service.
This includes resources that promote healthy eating, physical activity and screen time.
- Reflect and Document
The Munch & Move team will support your service to document the key program areas you are working towards. This can be done through your Action Plan or Quality Improvement Plan.
We can also provide evidence of Munch & Move training completed and menu assessment reports.
- Staff Role Modelling
Munch & Move can provide ideas on how to be a positive role model for children in your care.
This can look like role modelling healthy eating, being active and small screen use.