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.

This 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 training is only available to cooks and Directors/Nominated Supervisors/educators in a leadership role working in centre-based services trained in the Munch & Move program who provide meals/food to children in care. A maximum of two participants per service can attend.
  • For a Director/Nominated supervisor to attend, their service cook needs to have completed or be in the process of completing Munch & Move Healthy Menu Planning Online.
  • 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.

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.


NESA Endorsed

Completing Munch & Move Healthy Menu Planning Online will contribute 4 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 and 7.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


Webinar Series

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

Series #1 – 15 & 16 February – Monday & Wednesday – 1:30pm-3:30pm

Series #2 – 23 & 25 February – Tuesday & Thursday – 2:00pm-4:00pm

Series #3 – 1 & 4 March – Monday & Thursday – 3:00pm-5:00pm

Series #4 – 9 & 12 March – Tuesday & Friday – 2:30pm-4:30pm

Series #5 – 16 & 18 March – Tuesday & Thursday – 1:00-3:00pm

Series #6 – 24 & 31 March – Wednesdays – 2:00pm-4:00pm

Enrol now!

If you are interested in this training please complete the expression of interest form below. Please note that the completion of this expression of interest form does not guarantee a place at this training.

If you have any questions regarding this training please contact ECTARC via email at munch& or call 02 4223 1111.


Munch & Move Expression of Interest