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Extend and reflect on your knowledge and skills through professional development in 2017

Did you know childhood obesity is still one of the most important public health issues facing Australia? Early childhood is an important period to establish healthy eating and physical activity behaviours.  You can make a big difference to the health and wellbeing of young children in your care by attending a FREE Munch & Move Healthy Eating and Active Play Conference!

There are 10 Munch & Move Healthy Eating and Active Play Conferences located in regional and metro NSW throughout 2017.  The Conferences are available to early childhood education and care services already trained in the Munch & Move program, and designed for educators in a leadership role (i.e. Director, Nominated Supervisor or Educational Leader). To allow a greater number of services across NSW to participate, registration is open to one educator per participating service. The Conference program will extend on from the Munch & Move professional development training (1 day workshop/webinar series) with a keynote speaker and expert early childhood and health professional session presenters.

Munch & Move professional development training conferences are aligned with the National Quality Framework and can help your service meet the requirements of the National Quality Standard and the Early Years Learning Framework.

Dates and locations

To register for the conference closest to you, please click the ‘Register now’ link next to your region within the table below. Please note that you can only register for the conference held in your region.

Region Date Venue Registration open Registration closed
Coffs Harbour 28 February Novotel Hotels & Resort 23 February 12.00 pm
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Western Sydney Metro 29 March Rooty Hill RSL 24 March 12.00 pm
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Gosford 29 May Mingara Recreation Club  23 May 12.00 pm
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Kiama 14 June The Pavilion Kiama  7 June 12.00 pm
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Wagga Wagga 19 July Mercure Hotel  11 July 12.00 pm Download program
Newcastle 15 August Harbourview, Wharf Road  7 August 12.00 pm
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Ballina 19 September Riverside Function Centre, Ballina RSL  12 September 12.00 pm
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Metro Sydney 17 October Sydney ICC    9 October 12.00 pm
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Dubbo 23 October Savannah Function Centre, Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo  16 October 12.00 pm
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Queanbeyan 9 November Best Western Central Motel Queanbeyan  2 November 12.00 pm
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Keynote speaker

Session speakers

 

 

  

 Natalie Kent

Program overview

Please see below for the Queanbeyan Conference program overview:

Time Event
8.30 am—9.00 am Registration
9.00 am—9.10 am Welcome to Country
9.10 am—9.20 am Welcome message and program overview
Anthea Leslie (MC)
9.20 am—10.30 am Keynote address
Professor Anthony Okely
Preventing obesity in early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings through healthy eating, active play and development of fundamental movement skills
10.30 am—10.55 am Morning tea
Streams: Healthy eating Communication and service management Active play
10.55 am—11.50 am Concurrent session 1
 Alicia Kenyon

  • Nutrition in the early years
Judy Radich

  • Communicating effectively with colleagues and families
Dr Rute Santos

  • Developing fundamental movement skills and the importance of active play
11.55 am—12.50 pm Concurrent session 2
Alicia Kenyon

  • Nutrition in the early years
Judy Radich

  • Communicating effectively with colleagues and families
Dr Rute Santos

  • Developing fundamental movement skills and the importance of active play
12.50 pm—1.30 pm Lunch
Streams: Healthy eating Positive screen time Active play
1.30 pm—2.25 pm Concurrent session 3
Jodie Rusten

  • Embedding healthy eating learning experiences
Laure Hislop

  • Screen time and technology use
Dr Helen Little

  • Risky play
2.30 pm—3.25 pm Concurrent session 4
Jodie Rusten

  • Embedding healthy eating learning experiences
Laure Hislop

  • Screen time and technology use
Dr Helen Little

  • Risky play
3.25 pm—3.50 pm Afternoon tea
3.50 pm—4.20 pm Concurrent session 5
Local Health District support session
4.20 pm—4.30 pm Closing address

Please note: changes to the program can be made at any point at discretion of the conference organisers.


We would like to acknowledge Early Childhood Training And Resource Centre (ECTARC) for their contribution to the development of the Munch & Move Healthy Eating and Active Play Conference program .