Healthy eating in the National Quality Standard

 A guide for early childhood education and care services

Nutrition Australia has created a summary of all of the heathy eating requirements for early childhood education and care services in a handy guide, called Healthy Eating in National Quality Standard (PDF).

The guide was developed with Victorian Department of Education and Training to assist education and care services to provide appropriate nutrition to children, promote healthy eating and meet the element 2.1.3* of the National Quality Standard (revised 2018), and relevant National Regulations.

The guide is divided into four sections, based on what’s required in each type of service:

  • long day care services
  • outside school hours care services
  • family day care services
  • kindergarten and other education and care services

It provides examples of how providers, services and supervisors might meet or exceed each area.

Authorised officers can also use the guide to assist them in determining whether education and care services meet the requirements of element 2.1.3* of the National Quality Standard and the National Regulations.

Click here to read more about the “Healthy eating in the National Quality Standard” guide.