SNACing101 is an evidence-based, nutrition education short course designed especially for Early Childhood Education and Care staff - it is suitable for all staff, including food coordinators, educators, directors, and administration staff. This course will support you to promote and provide a healthy eating environment at your service, and will provide you with the information, resources and confidence needed to bring about any changes that are required. Your nutrition knowledge will grow, and this will help you to support the health and wellness of the children and their families, and the wider community.
This course only takes 2 to 3 hours to complete and will provide you with the information and resources to confidently promote change and provide a healthy eating environment for children.
The course is supported by a downloadable workbook, where you can record information and document the changes you would like to make to the food environment at your service. This workbook may be sighted by Authorised Officers as potential evidence that your service is meeting the healthy eating requirements of the National Quality Standards, stipulated by the Australian Children’s Education & Care Authority (ACECQA).
This evidence-based course offers three modules:
1. Food Foundations - basic nutrition concepts such as core food groups and serve sizes;
2. Making Good Food Choices - understanding food labels, where to get nutrition information, and talking to parents about nutrition;
3. At Your Service - focusing on the mealtime environment and the importance of good role modelling.
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