These tools and resources support long day care centre staff including management, cooks and educators as they seek to increase children’s vegetable intake.

A user guide sets out seven best practice guidelines for long day care that can be used in existing programs or to develop new initiatives. Additional practical tools and resources will assist your centre to plan and implement new ideas and changes.

The guidelines and associated resources can be applied across the range of activities in your centre from policy and curricula through to menus, mealtime practices and interactions with children and families.

Video: Seven Best Practice Guidelines for Increasing Children’s Vegetable Intake in Early Years

Presented by author and children’s food literacy advocate Alice Zaslavsky, the long day care best-practice guidelines video provides an overview of the guidelines showcasing some specific examples to help inspire your centre’s staff.

Video: Guidelines 1 & 2 for Increasing Children’s Vegetable Intake in Early Years

Video: Guidelines 3 & 4 for Increasing Children’s Vegetable Intake in Early Years

Video: Guidelines 5 & 6 for Increasing Children’s Vegetable Intake in Early Years

Video: Guideline 7 for Increasing Children’s Vegetable Intake in Early Years

Best practice guidelines for increasing children's vegetable intake: Long day care

The long day care user guide, designed to be utilised by management, educators and cooks details the best practice guidelines for increasing children’s vegetable intake alongside many practical examples and resources to assist with implementation. 

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What you can do: A checklist of simple ideas that work in Long Day Care

This checklist is a useful tool directed to cooks, educators and management that can help your centre to track implementation of activities known to help increase children’s vegetable intake.

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Infographic: Best Practice Guidelines for Increasing Children's Vegetable Intake

The seven best practice guidelines for long day care are outlined in this infographic which is designed as a quick reference tool to be on display for all staff.

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Sample Quality Improvement Plan: Incorporating the Best Practice Guidelines to Increase Children's Vegetable Intake in Long Day Care

We have provided some examples to assist long day care management to incorporate activities that will support children’s vegetable intake into their Quality Improvement Plan (QIP).

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