Munch & Move is a NSW Health initiative that supports the healthy development of children birth to 5 years by promoting physical activity, healthy eating and reduced small screen time (e.g. watching TV or DVDs, playing on computers and small hand-held games devices),
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Why do we Munch & Move?
Early childhood is the ideal time for children to develop and practice healthy eating and physical activity habits; this includes learning a range of fundamental movement skills that will help children take part in and enjoy physical activity throughout their lives.
Because Children spend a large amount of time in our preschool, our educators are intentional in the way they respond and plan experiences to increase awareness of appropriate physical activity and healthy eating habits.
Establishing sound eating and activity habits from an early age gives children the best chance of leading a healthy life and maintaining a healthy weight. Munch & Move supports the NSW Government’s priority of preventing childhood overweight and obesity.
Our educators use the Munch & Move program resources to teach fundamental movement skills to children throughout the year as part of a broad outdoor program.