Munch & Move Healthy Menu Planning Online


Munch & Move Healthy Menu Planning Online

The Munch & Move program offers free online training on healthy menu planning for services cooks and leaders in NSW early childhood education and care (ECEC) services.  The training is also suitable for service leaders involved in menu planning.

The two-part live webinar series is based on the NSW Health’s Caring for Children: Birth to 5 years (Food, Nutrition and Learning Experiences) resource and cover the following topics:

  • Why healthy eating is important for children
  • The Australian Dietary Guidelines for children aged 0 to 5 years old
  • The ECEC services requirements under the National Quality Framework
  • Planning menus based on the Caring for Children guidelines – including quantities of food to offer
  • Modifying recipes to make them healthier
  • Reading and understanding food labels
  • Managing challenges such as food costs, fussy eaters, food intolerances and allergies

The training will be delivered by ECTARC.

  • This course is primarily designed for service cooks
  • A director or service leader involved in menu planning is encouraged to attend to support service cooks to implement healthy menu changes.
  • This course is only available to NSW centre-based services that provide main meals. To register, services must be trained in the Munch & Move program. To find out more about the Munch & Move program, including information how to register for the free Munch & Move program training please visit the Munch & Move website.
  • Family Day Care services are not eligible to attend the webinars.
  • A maximum of two participants per service can attend.

  • To receive a Statement of Participation, both webinars must be completed.
  • You will require a computer with internet access and a set of headphones to participate in the online webinars. It is a simple process to log on to the webinar system – instructions will be emailed to you once your expression of interest is approved.

NESA Information

PLEASE NOTE: On 30th November 2020, the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) announced that all accredited Professional Development endorsements have been cancelled following an internal review. NSW Health will work to re-submit for endorsement of Healthy Menu Planning Online once applications re-open in 2021. We will provide further updates as this process takes place, but please provide your Teacher Accreditation number on registration if you are working towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW. You can also refer to the NESA website for more information:

Webinar Series

Please choose which series you wish to attend and provide three (3) preferences on the Expression of Interest form below.

Series #8 – 28 & 29 April – Wednesday & Thursday – 9:30am-11:30pm FULL

Series #9 – 3 & 6 May – Monday & Thursday – 1:30pm-3:30pm FULL

Series #10 – 11 & 13 May – Tuesday & Thursday – 2:00pm-4:00pm FULL

Series #11 – 18 & 20 May – Tuesday & Thursday – 1:30-3:30pm FULL

Series #12 – 24 & 26 May – Monday & Wednesdays – 3:00pm-5:00pm FULL

Series #13 – 2 & 4 June – Wednesday & Friday – 1:30pm-3:30pm FULL

Series #14 – 8 & 10 June – Tuesday & Thursday – 1:00pm-3:00pm FULL

Series #15 – 15 & 17 June – Tuesday & Thursday – 2:00pm-4:00pm FULL

Series #16 – 20 & 22 July – Tuesday & Thursday – 9:30am-11:30am FULL

Series #17 – 28 & 29 July – Wednesday & Thursday – 1:00pm-3:00pm FULL

All webinar spaces are now full!  

Would you like to go on the waiting list?  Complete the form below.

All webinars are now full. If you would like to be added to the waiting list in the case that more funding for this professional development becomes available, please complete the form below.

Munch & Move Waiting List