Early childhood & OSHC in Western Australia

Whether food is brought from home or prepared onsite, the food eaten at early childhood services important role in helping young children develop good eating habits.

Nutrition Australia can support early childhood and out of school hours care (OSHC) services in Western Australia meet the healthy eating requirements of the National Quality Standard.

Element 2.2.1: “Healthy eating is promoted and food and drinks provided by the service are nutritious and appropriate for each child.”

We offer training, menu assessments, and tailored support.

By working with Nutrition Australia you can receive support to:

  • provide nutritious foods and drinks and plan healthy menus
  • accomodate food allergies and intolerances
  • overcome challenges, like time and budgeting
  • promote healthy eating to children
  • create a healthy eating environment.

Our experienced dietitians and nutritionists will help you promote healthy eating in line with the Australian Dietary Guidelines. Our services also complement Get Up & Grow.

 

Training


 

Healthy eating and menu planning

Learn to plan healthy menus that support children’s nutrition requirements. You'll learn about menu planning guidelines, healthy food and drink ideas, simple recipe swaps and how to promote healthy food to children.

Long day care
Out of school hours care

 

Catering for allergies and intolerances in childcare

Learn to accomodate common allergies and intolerances in your menus, identify allergens, ingredients to avoid and suitable recipe swaps.

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Fussy eating in childcare

Gain the skills and knolwedge to deal with food refusal at mealtimes. You’ll learn to identify common causes of fussy eating, gain simple strategies to overcome it, and explore the role of educators in supporting healthy eating habits.

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Promoting healthy eating through learning and play - NEW!

Learn fun and interactive ways to engage children with nutrition in this hands-on workshop. You’ll also gain a clearer understanding of the educator's role in promoting healthy eating, and develop the skills and confidence to do it!

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Parents workshop

Promote healthy eating at home by hosting an educational workshops for parents.

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Menu assessments

We can review your long day care or out of school hours care menu to help you provide healthy foods and drinks that meet the nutrition needs of children in your care.

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Tailored services

Nutrition Australia WA Division can also provide tailored group workshops or presentations to suit your early childhood or OSHC service, such as:

  • parent information sessions
  • professional development for educators
  • presentations to local networks.

Topics include developing healthy eating policies, promoting healthy eating to children, dealing with fussy eaters, working with families and packing a healthy lunch box.

Click here to contact us or call 1300 515 523 to talk about how we can support healthy eating in your early childhood or OSHC service.

 

Educational resources

Online shop

Nutrition Australia sells a range of resources for childcare professionals, parents and carers. These include books, booklets, nutrition kits, posters, leaflets, stickers and magnets.

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Nutrition Australia members also get exclusive discounts!