Mini Professional Development Session 1

Early childhood services

Support the cooks in your cooks network by including professional development sessions. Our expert team have pulled together all the resources you need to present a session on the Menu planning guidelines for long day care 

Mini PD Session 1: Understanding the Menu planning guidelines for long day care

Co-designed by expert health promoters, for health promoters just like you. This package will help you to host a professional development session for your cooks network.  

What is included in the PD session?

The purpose of this resource is to provide you with all the expertise you need to facilitate a professional development session on Understanding the Menu planning guidelines for long day care within your cooks network. We have developed all the tools you will need, including;

  • a lesson plan
  • instructional videos
  • guided activities and worksheets 
  • editable certificate of completion to provide your attendees.

Watch this training video to learn how to use Mini PD Session 1 at your next Cooks Network event

Key learning outcomes: 

  • Understand why healthy eating is important for young children.  
  • Understand the requirements of the Menu planning guidelines for long day care, including:  the five ‘core’ food groups, foods which should not be included on the menu, requirments for vegetarian meals, breakfast meals, baked items, fats & oils, salt and spreads and  the requirements for overall menu food variety and allergies and intolerance alternatives
  • Understand the key recommendations for feeding infants under 12 months.  
  • Know how to read a food label of a milk alternative to identify adequate calcium fortification.  
  • Learn how to use the ingredient quantity guides in menu planning. 

Additional resources

For more information please phone 1300 22 52 88 or email heas@nutritionaustralia.org.au

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Written and reviewed by dietitians and nutritionists at Nutrition Australia, with support from the Victorian Government.

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