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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

Registration is now open for the Coffs Harbour conference, with dates and venues to be advised shortly for all subsequent conferences.

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.

Month Region Date Venue Registration open Registration closed
February 2017 Coffs Harbour 28 February Novotel Hotels & Resort 23 February 12.00 pm
March 2017 Western Sydney 29 March Rooty Hill RSL
May 2017 Gosford 29 May Mingara Recreation Club 18 April
June 2017 Kiama 14 June The Pavilion Kiama 1 May
July 2017 Wagga Wagga 19 July Mercure Hotel 5 June 2017
August 2017 Newcastle Coming soon Coming soon Coming soon
September 2017 Ballina Coming soon Coming soon Coming soon
October 2017 Metro Sydney Coming soon Coming soon Coming soon
October 2017 Dubbo Coming soon Coming soon Coming soon
November 2017 Moruya Coming soon Coming soon Coming soon

Click here for the Munch & Move Healthy Eating and Active Play Conference terms and conditions.

Keynote speaker

Keynote speaker details and information will be released shortly.

Session speakers and topics

Session speakers and topics will be listed here within the coming weeks.

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
Lara Hernandez (MC)
9.20 am—10.30 am Keynote address
Professor Antony Okely
Active play in the early years
10.30 am—11.00 am Morning tea
Streams: Healthy eating Communication and service management Active play
11.00 am—11.55 am Concurrent session 1
 Eve Reed

  • Nutrition in the early years
Judy Radich

  • Communicating effectively with colleagues and families
Dr Iram Siraj

  • Developing fundamental movement skills and the importance of active play
12.05 pm—1.00 pm Concurrent session 2
Eve Reed

  • Nutrition in the early years
Judy Radich

  • Communicating effectively with colleagues and families
Dr Iram Siraj

  • Developing fundamental movement skills and the importance of active play
1.00 pm—1.45 pm Lunch
Streams: Healthy eating Positive screen time Active play
1.45 pm—2.40 pm Concurrent session 3
Jodie Rusten

  • Embedding healthy eating learning experiences
Dr Kate Highfield

  • Screen time and technology use
Rebecca Skinner

  • Risky play
2.55 pm—3.45 pm Concurrent session 4
Jodie Rusten

  • Embedding healthy eating learning experiences
Dr Kate Highfield

  • Screen time and technology use
Rebecca Skinner

  • Risky play
3.45 pm—4.15 pm Afternoon tea
4.15 pm—4.45 pm Local Health District support session
Richard Ball and Kerry Smith
4.45 pm—5.00 pm Closing

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

A copy of the program will be available to download shortly.


We would like to thank our Munch & Move Healthy Eating and Active Play Conference partner,
Early Childhood Training And Resource Centre (ECTARC).