Munch and Move

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Program/Project Munch and Move
Period/Length At least two years
Aim To reduce overweight and obesity, increase healthy eating and physical activity levels
Year 2008 – present
Target Group Children in child care centres, their families and staff
Reach The program aims to reach at least 80% of all early childhood centres.
Locations We run the program in Northern Rivers, NSW, but it is run all over NSW
Partners NSW Health
Funding Part of the Healthy Children’s Initiative, NSW Ministry of Health, Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing
Full Report Munch and Move Phase One Summary Report

What strategies were used?

The Munch and Move program supports the healthy development of young children by promoting physical activity, healthy eating and reducing small screen time (TV, DVD, computers and smart phones). Childcare service workers (including Long Day Care, Family Day Care and Preschools) are provided with training, information, resources and ongoing support to implement the program. Health Promotion staff assist schools with training and resources to support the program and offer additional activities aimed at parents to help make it easier for children to be active and eat well.