Get Up and Grow Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Early Childhood - Resource and Ordering Guide

Resource and Ordering Guide for Early Childhood Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

Page last updated: 22 August 2014

Published: June 2009
Format: Full colour DL brochure.


PDF printable version of Resource and Ordering Guide (PDF 3787 KB)


Get Up and Grow Resources

Director/Coordinator Book HW1

The most detailed of all the Guidelines resources. Provides practical information and advice on early childhood healthy eating and physical activity, how to develop nutrition and physical activity policies and ways to support and encourage staff, carers and families. Includes each of the four Get Up & Grow books.
Format: A4 Spiral bound, 221pages

Staff and Carer Book HW2

Provides practical information and advice on early childhood healthy eating and physical activity to all staff and carers in early childhood settings.
Format: B5, 84 pages

This book is currently unavailable to order as a hard copy but can be downloaded from this website

Cooking for Children Book HW3

Provides information and advice on early childhood nutrition, menu planning and food safety. Contains delicious and nutritious recipes for settings and families.
Format: B5 Spiral bound, 82 pages

This book is currently unavailable to order as a hard copy but can be downloaded from this website

Family Book HW4

Provides families with practical information and advice to support healthy eating and encourage physical activity in young children.
Format: B5, 76 pages

This book is currently unavailable to order as a hard copy but can be downloaded from this website

Get Up & Grow Posters

Six* posters for early childhood settings to encourage healthy eating and physical activity in young children. Features key messages from the Get Up & Grow resources and beautiful early childhood pictures.
Format: Full colour A3 posters

These posters are currently unavailable to order as hard copies but can be downloaded from this website

Get Up & Grow Brochures

Fourteen* full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families. Features key messages from the Get Up & Grow resources and beautiful early childhood pictures.
Format: Full colour DL Brochures

These brochures are currently unavailable to order as hard copies but can be downloaded from this website

* see back page for complete list of posters and brochures

Get Up & Grow Stickers

Four full colour stickers for early childhood settings
Sticker 1 - Children need a challenge: Adventurous outdoor play is part of their learning and development
Sticker 2 - We limit screen-time: Limiting screen-time means more opportunities for active play!
Sticker 3 - Breastfeedingfriendly zone
Sticker 4 - It’s hand-washing time!

These stickers are currently unavailable to order as hard copies but can be downloaded from this website

To order any of the Get Up & Grow resources contact:
National Mailing and Marketing,
PO Box 7077, Canberra,
Mailing Centre,
ACT 2610

On 1800 020 103 (ext. 8654), or by emailing Health at National Mailing and Marketing

The Get Up and Grow Healthy eating and physical activity for early childhood resources are an initiative of the Australian Government and were developed by a consortium of the Centre for Community Child Health (a department of the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and a key research centre of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute), Nutrition & Food Services at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, and Early Childhood Australia.

The resources are designed to be used in a wide range of early childhood settings by families, staff and carers, and to support a consistent, national approach to childhood nutrition and physical activity.

These healthy eating and physical activity resources are based on three key national health documents that focus on children, namely:
  • The Australian Dietary Guidelines (2013) and the Infant Feeding Guidelines (2012), and
  • The National Physical Activity Recommendations for Children 0 to 5 years.
The Get Up & Grow resources recognise the rich cultural and religious diversity in Australia and the important needs of young children.

Get Up & Grow Posters:

  • Less is best for screen time - HW14
  • Water - a healthy and essential drink - HW15
  • Your baby's first foods - HW16
  • Learning through active play - HW17
  • Finding new flavours - HW18
  • Travel the active way - HW19

Get Up & Grow Bruchures:

  • Lunchbox ideas - HW5
  • Breastfeeding and returning to work - HW6
  • Infant Formula - HW7
  • Food ideas for busy parents - HW8
  • First foods - childcare food - HW9
  • Importance of drinking water - HW10
  • Getting out and about - HW11
  • Decisions about downtime - HW12
  • Keeping children on the move - HW13
  • The role of parents - HW20
  • First foods - food from home - HW21
  • The importance of active play - HW22
  • Positive eating practices - HW23
  • Developing movement skills - HW24

Get Up & Grow resources for Indigenous early childhood services, parents and carers are also available.

Get up and Grow Indigenous specific resources

For more information please visit Department of Health website

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