The Get Up & 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 consortium would like to thank the Get Up & Grow Reference Group, which included nutrition, physical activity, child health and early childhood professionals, and state and territory government representatives. The consortium also thanks the early childhood education and care organisations and staff, nutrition and physical activity key stakeholders, and parents and families who were consulted and provided invaluable advice and feedback during the development of Get Up & Grow.

This project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

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