Training for long day care

Learn how to plan healthy menus and promote healthy eating in your long day care service with our free training.

Training is recommended for cooks, directors and educators of Victorian long day care services.

It will provide you with the essential knowledge and skills to meet the healthy eating requirements of the National Quality Standard, Education and Care Services National Law and the Education and Care Services National Regulations, and Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework outcomes.

You will learn:

  • about the Victorian Menu planning guidelines for long day care
  • how to plan healthy menus online using FoodChecker
  • simple meal, snack and drink ideas for children
  • healthy ingredient swaps and shopping tips
  • ways to deal with challenges like food allergies and budgeting
  • how educators can promote healthy eating at meal times and play time
  • and much more!


"This course provides a lot of information which can we use everyday. I would fully recommended this course to every childcare educator in Australia."
Training participant


You can choose to complete the training online, or attend an upcoming workshop:


Online training

You can do training anywhere, anytime, with our free online option.

It takes less than one hour to finish, and you can do it at your own pace by saving your progress as you go.

There’s no formal assessment, but there are some interactive activities to check your knowledge.

You will be able to download a certificate after completing a short post-training questionnaire.

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This three hour workshop is run by an experienced dietitian or nutritionist from the Healthy Eating Advisory Service.

The session includes plenty of discussion time, and all materials will be provided on the day. You will also receive a certificate of completion at the end.

Training workshops are held across metropolitan and regional Victoria according to demand.

Contact us to enquire.


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