Move Well Eat Well Refresh Updates

We are refreshing Move Well Eat Well!

A lot has changed since MWEW started working with Tasmanian primary schools and early childhood services. The past decade has brought new challenges for schools and services in supporting children to eat well and move well. We are working with educators to develop new ideas to meet these challenges.

How are we using the Refresh to improve the MWEW program?

We are conducting the Refresh to improve the MWEW program by:

  • aligning with current evidence, research and strategic priorities
  • streamlining the program processes
  • increasing program flexibility
  • increasing equity to address specific barriers faced by schools, services and CFLCs
  • refreshing the branding and appeal of the program

Be part of the MWEW Refresh!

This is your opportunity to contribute to the future of children’s nutrition and physical activity in Tasmanian schools and services.

We really value your input and want to learn from your experiences.

Your contribution will help MWEW better meet the needs of educators and support positive health outcomes for Tasmanian children.


Consultations

Please click on the downward arrows for more information on each opportunity. You may choose to participate in as many opportunities as you wish.

Snapshot survey: February - March

You are invited to contribute to our state-wide survey on nutrition and physical activity in Tasmanian primary schools and early childhood services.

We are seeking your views on what is working well, what challenges you face and how MWEW can help you with nutrition and physical activity in your setting.

Your responses will help to improve the MWEW program so we can better meet the needs of schools and services across the state.

The survey takes 8 minutes and is entirely confidential. We are seeking one participant from your school or service to complete the survey. Ideally this person is in a leadership position or has knowledge of nutrition and physical activity across your whole school/service setting.

By completing the survey your school/service can enter the draw to receive one of 25 Modern Teaching Aids $50 vouchers for schools OR one of 25 for $50 Modern Teaching Aids vouchers for services.

Please note – only one survey response per school/service can be accepted. 

For more information, please send us an email

Face-to-face interviews: 15 April - 31 May

MWEW is inviting face-to-face conversations with staff across the state about their experience of physical activity and nutrition at their school or service.  We are keen to learn more about the value of nutrition and physical activity in your setting and how MWEW can support you in the future.

Interviews will be informal conversations conducted by two MWEW staff members and can be in person or online. Between 1-4 people can attend the interview session held at your school or service or online for 30-45mins.

By participating in the interview your service or school will receive a $50 voucher*.

*Only one voucher per school/service.

For more information, please send us an email

Please express your interest via our online form

Collaborative workshops: May-June

You are invited to participate in a collaborative workshop with your primary school and early childhood peers to explore ideas about the future Move Well Eat Well.

We are keen to hear your thoughts about how MWEW can best assist educators to support nutrition and physical activity in schools and services. The workshops are a great opportunity to learn from other people in your sector and contribute to discussions on supporting the best health outcomes for Tasmanian children.

Group workshops will be run in Launceston, Burnie and Hobart during Term 2, May-June, 2024, face-to-face and/or online.

Workshops will be held for 90 minutes with up to 30 people.

Up to two people per organisation are welcome to attend workshops.

Refreshment will be provided with face-to-face sessions. Part-day relief payment will be available to schools and services for all sessions on request.

Workshop registration will be available from 3 April

For more information, please send us an email

Please express your interest via our online form

Online questionnaire: May

For staff unable to attend our interviews or workshops, a Refresh questionnaire will be available online from Term 2, May 2024.

The questionnaire invites you to consider some short-answer questions about nutrition and physical activity at your school or service, and how MWEW can best support you.

The questionnaire takes between 5 to 15 minutes to complete, depending on your answers.

For more information, please send us an email.


Other ways you can be involved

Please click on the downward arrows for more information on each opportunity.

Help us to help you: Creating resources and professional learning opportunities

We are seeking expressions of interest from people who work with early years and primary school children and would like to be involved in developing resources and professional learning opportunities for the future Move Well Eat Well program.

This is an exciting opportunity to look behind the scenes in nutrition and physical activity health promotion and build your skills and knowledge in these areas.

What this involves

We invite you to help us develop new resources and professional learning about nutrition and physical activity.

Resources may include:

  • handouts, posters, newsletter items or short videos for services and schools to share with parents and guardians
  • handouts, booklets, templates or guides to support staff
  • curriculum and teaching ideas.

Professional learning may include:

  • face to face sessions
  • interactive online webinars
  • on-demand webinars or short videos
  • self-paced online courses.

Express your interest via our online form 

If you prefer to just share your ideas about resources and professional learning, please send us an email.

Share Your Story

Inspire and ignite curiosity in others by sharing a story from your school or service about physical activity or nutrition. Hearing about challenges and creative solutions from others can be a great way to motivate peers to give something a try and provide new opportunities for children. We invite you to share your story with us so we can help celebrate your ideas.

Some suggestions include:

  • A small daily routine in your classroom that has benefited children’s physical activity or nutrition.
  • A practice or policy that has led to culture change which benefits children’s health.
  • Something student led or initiated that has had an impact on the health of others.
  • An activity or event that impacted student’s health and wellbeing involving parents or the wider community.
  • A nutrition or physical activity challenge your school or service is working on, the steps you have taken so far and reflections on how it is going.

Share your story by sending us an email.


What does the Refresh mean for our current members?

To help us with the Refresh we have paused MWEW Award renewals and new MWEW Award applications for 2024.

While we update the program:

  • We will continue to welcome new members.
  • Award members will retain their status.
  • We will continue sharing resources and responding to support requests.
  • Opportunities for you to apply for incentives will continue.
  • Support for schools who offer a food service (eg. canteen) will continue through School Food Matters.
  • Support for services who offer a food service will continue through MWEW dietitians.

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