ECECS. Health Promotion Service. Early Childhood focus. FVSSRW Ministry of Health Snapshot Overweight and Obesity- Healthy Children’s Initiative _June 2014.PNG . Childhood Prevalence STATUS REPORT Year 1 2014 Healthy Eating and Active Living Strategy 2013-18. ID: 659956
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Healthy Eating at School and ECECS
Health Promotion Service
Early Childhood focusSlide2
FVSSRW Ministry of Health Snapshot Overweight and Obesity- Healthy Children’s Initiative _June 2014.PNGSlide3
Childhood Prevalence STATUS REPORT Year 1 2014 Healthy Eating and Active Living Strategy 2013-18Slide4Slide5Slide6
Munch & Move PracticesSite monitors food and drinks that are in children’s lunch boxes each daySite menu includes fruit and vegetables every daySite menu includes only healthy snacks options every daySite supplies age appropriate drinks every daySite provides structured and specific learning experiences about healthy eatingSite provides tummy time for babies 0-12 months of age every daySite provides physical activity for 1-5 year oldsSite provides fundamental movement skills for children 3-5 years of ageSite use of small screen recreation by 3-5 year oldsSite has a written nutrition policySite has a written physical activity policySite has a written policy restricting small screen recreationSite provides health information to families within past 12 months
Primary Contact Educators trained in healthy eating and physical activitySite monitors and reports achievements of healthy eating and physical activity objectives annuallySlide7Slide8
What is your service’s stance on nutrition and what does your service use to guide healthy eating practice?ChildrenHealth and wellbeingFood (5 food groups)Drink/WaterSafety Energy
Australian Dietary GuidelinesCaring for ChildrenSlide9
What’s happening in your service?Slide10
Questions to guide reflection on practice for standard 2.2Examples of what is happening in your serviceHow do we ensure food and drink is nutritious and appropriate to each child?
How are children encouraged to make healthy food and beverage choices?
How do we plan to meet the individual food and nutrition requirements of children, including managing their likes, dislikes, special dietary needs and any cultural or other requirements that families may have in relation to children’s eating? How do we ensure that foods used on excursions or other special activities encourage healthy food and beverage choices?
How do we incorporate discussions and activities about healthy eating and caring for their bodies into children’s everyday experiences
How do we ensure staff members are familiar with current guidelines about healthy eating …..and understand and implement procedures relating to food handling, transportation and storage
How do we set up the environment and resources to encourage and support children to engage in movement and physical play? (This could also be extended to play around healthy eating
How do we encourage child-initiated or child-directed play and recreational experiences (re healthy eating
How do we encourage and support breastfeeding in the service?
Activity 2: What’s happening in your service re element 2.2.1?Slide11
Healthy eating conversationsLearning environmentCelebrations
Healthy Eating Learning Experiences across the CurriculumKitchen Gardens
Categories of Green foods Menu Items. Fruit Vegetables
Reduced fat Dairy
Lean meat, fish, poultry and alternatives Cereal foods
Overcoming barriers to greening up the menuCommon onesParent is complaining that there are no treats on the menuHaving trouble getting the children to eat veggies at morning teaThe meals budget makes cooking healthy food difficultHaving enough time to prepare healthy foods on the menuOthers??Slide14
Other support activitiesSlide15
Curriculum resources aplentySlide17Slide18Slide19
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