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A World Leading Nutritional Education and Preventative Health Initiative
for Early Childhood Education and Care Providers
A Department of Health Initiative

Introducing feedAustralia’s

Online Menu Planning Tool

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feedAustralia is an online menu planning tool that has been developed to sit within existing child care management systems.

It includes a nutritional database of over 200 healthy recipes and snack suggestions with established energy, macronutrient profiles and food group breakdowns. The recipes are easy to prepare and make use of easily available and seasonal ingredients.

The feedAustralia program has been developed by researchers from the University of Newcastle, nutritionists from Hunter New England Population Health, together with HubHello – a Child Care Management System provider and IT specialist.

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The feedAustralia online menu planning tool provides early childhood education and care providers with:

  • An online nutritional database that includes over 200 healthy recipes and snack suggestions with established energy, macronutrient profiles and serve size recommendations
  • A translation of expert nutritional knowledge into everyday ‘best food selection’ equipping adults with the know-how, resources and confidence to provide healthy and nutritious food to the children in their care
  • Nutrition resources, including suggestions and tips to reach food group recommendations and align with Australian Dietary Guidelines
  • A real time assessment of menus against nutrient, energy and serving size data
  • Analytics to enable menu disaggregation (ingredients) to support food ordering
  • An automated assessment of menu compliance per child based on food combinations
  • A real time alert when a planned menu does not adhere with Australian Dietary Guidelines or child dietary needs (allergies)
  • Decreased wastage by generating automated shopping lists and greater management of portions
  • Translation of 2,000 foods typically consumed by Australians and frequented by child care services into food groups
  • Suggested meal or snack substitutions/suggestions that will enable menu compliance
  • Nutritional analysis of menus over time
  • Dashboards that demonstrate performance against Govt indicators

The feedAustralia program is available to all early childhood education and care providers at no cost

Plan a weekly menu

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Check nutritional content

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Healthy substitutions

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Success Story

At Sweetpeas we are extremely grateful to have a fantastic program like feedAustralia in our service. The program is easy to use and we just love the meal and snack ideas!

A huge advantage of the feedAustralia program is that the online menu planning tool clearly tells you when you are not providing enough of the food groups required to meet each child's daily nutritional needs. The program also makes it extremely simple to track our progress – pie charts and graphs are can be generated at a touch of a button and inputted directly into our quality improvement plan.

Above all, feedAustralia has provided Sweetpeas Kindergarten with a wealth of nutritional knowledge and the assurance that we are providing the children in our care with healthy and nutritious meals and snacks.

Janelle Evans
Sweetpeas Kindergarten and Long Day Care Centre
Cranebrook, NSW