Young kids eating vegetables

feedAustralia is a world leading nutritional promotion and preventative health initiative that provides early childhood education and care providers with a free online menu planning tool, built and trialled specifically to integrate with Federal Child Care quality regulations.

Meals given to children in long day care account for up to 67 per cent of their daily nutritional requirements. Research shows that establishing good eating habits in childhood can reduce the risk of obesity later in life.

feedAustralia has been developed through a partnership with the University of Newcastle, Hunter New England Population Health and Healthy Australia. The program's online menu planning tool will monitor, assess and help improve the delivery of food and drinks to children in child care, in alignment with Australian Dietary Guidelines.

feedAustralia is a Department of Health initiative in partnership with Healthy Australia. It will be available to all early childhood education and care providers at no cost.

Find out more and register to use the online meal planner

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