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Updated: 14 April 2011

Get Up and Grow: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Early Childhood

Get Up and Grow

Get up and Grow is a set of guidelines to healthy eating and physical activity for young children, an initiative that is an important element of the Australian Government’s Plan for Early Childhood and Plan for Tackling Obesity.

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Get Up and Grow

These guidelines have been developed by child health and early childhood professionals in collaboration with the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. State and territory governments were also consulted in the development of these resources.

As more children spend time in care, early childhood settings can play an important part in supporting healthy choices around nutrition and physical activity. The Get Up and Grow guidelines have been designed so that they can be applied in a variety of early childhood settings including centre-based care, family day care and preschools.

These guidelines will help to ensure that all Australian children have the best possible start in life and every opportunity for the future.