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Get up and Grow Resource and Ordering Guide

Page last updated: 30 July 2015

Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Early Childhood

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child care staff, carers and parents

Resource and Ordering Guide

Get up and Grow Indigenous specific resources

Staff Handbook
Provides practical information and advice on early childhood healthy eating and physical activity. The handbook aims to support staff and carers in early childhood settings. Includes information on breastfeeding, infant formula, introducing first foods, healthy foods and drinks and physical activity.

Format: A5 Spiral bound, 150 pages - HW276

Brochures

Breastfeeding -This resource is not currently available in hard copy
Provides information about breastfeeding, breastfeeding and work, expressing milk and breastfeeding and childcare.

Format: A5, 13 pages - HW277

Infant formula -This resource is not currently available in hard copy
Provides advice about the fluids baby can drink, the use of infant formula and infant formula and childcare.

Format: A5, 9 pages - HW278

First foods -This resource is not currently available in hard copy
Provides practical information about introducing solid foods to baby, including different foods to try and textures.

Format: A5, 9 pages HW279

Healthy foods strong kids 1 - 5 years -This resource is not currently available in hard copy
Provides healthy eating ideas for young kids, advice on food allergies and keeping food safe.

Format: A5, 29 pages HW280

Good drinks for our kids -This resource is not currently available in hard copy
Provides information about healthy drinks for our kids.

Format: A5, 9 pages HW281

Get moving birth - 1 year -This resource is not currently available in hard copy
Provides information and practical ideas for helping baby to move, play and learn.

Format: A5, 17 pages HW283

Get moving 1 - 5 years -This resource is not currently available in hard copy
Provides practical ideas for play activities for kids.

Format: A5, 13 pages HW282

Posters

Five full colour posters for early childhood settings to encourage healthy eating and physical activity in young kids. Features key messages from the Get Up and Grow resources and beautiful early childhood pictures.

HW284
HW285
HW286
HW287
HW288

Healthy eating and physical activity for early childhood

The Get Up and Grow Indigenous specific resources are an initiative of the Australian Government and were developed by Cultural Perspectives in collaboration with the Cultural and Indigenous Research Centre Australia.

The resources are based on the original Get Up & Grow Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Early Childhood resources published by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing in 2009.

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

These healthy eating and physical activity resources are based on two key national health documents that focus on children, namely:
  • The Infant Feeding Guidelines (2012) and Australian Dietary Guidelines (2013)
  • The National Physical Activity Recommendations for Children 0 to 5 years.
The resources support the National Quality Framework for early childhood education and care under the second Quality Area: Children’s Health and Safety.

The Get Up and Grow resources recognise the rich cultural and religious diversity in Australia and the important needs of young children.

Brochures

Breastfeeding - HW277 -This resource is not currently available in hard copy
Infant formula - HW278 -This resource is not currently available in hard copy
First foods - HW279 -This resource is not currently available in hard copy
Healthy foods strong kids 1-5 years - HW280 -This resource is not currently available in hard copy
Good drinks for our kids - HW281 -This resource is not currently available in hard copy
Get moving 1-5 years - HW282 -This resource is not currently available in hard copy
Get moving birth - 1 year - HW283 -This resource is not currently available in hard copy
Ordering Guide - HW289

Posters

Running, jumping and playing helps kids to be strong and healthy - HW284
Water the best healthy drink - HW285
Moving helps babies grow strong and healthy - HW286
It’s time to wash your hands - HW287
Healthy food helps our kids grow strong - HW288

To order any of the Get Up and Grow resources contact: phone: 1800 020 103 (ext.8654), or email: Health at National Mailing

All information in this publication is correct as at March 2013.

D0952 March 2013