The Munch & Move program encourages early childhood services to implement written policies, procedures or guidelines for nutrition, breastfeeding, physical activity and screen time.
Policies, procedures & guidelines (which will be summarised by the term policies from this point onwards) are important because they:
- Provide your service with a framework to promote and ensure best practice
- Communicate the values and expectations of your services to families and staff
- Ensure consistent communication with families and staff about the procedures that are undertaken in your service
- Provide practical information on how your service promotes child health
See our video below to find out more about the importance of policies and how to get started on developing your service policies.
For more policy support or to arrange a free policy review, contact your local Health Promotion Officer or email the good for kids team on HNELHD-GoodForKids@health.nsw.gov.au.
We would like to acknowledge the Healthy Eating Advisory Service's Developing a Healthy Eating Policy webpage as inspiration for this webpage.