This video is a time specific video discussing the concerns about reintroducing “Self serving” into a ELC environment due to the current COVID situation.

In the video I also talk about if you do decide to pause on self serving, you can still actively engage the children in what and how much food goes into their plates.

I refer to some of the below information that I read.

VIC ECEC  https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/covidsafe-settings-guidance-early-childhood-education-and-care

QLD has a great PDF here

NSW PDF which doesn’t refer to meal times at all.

The other states have some links but still nothing very specific that I can see.

Early Childhood Australia has a good table linking or the states and territories here.

 

And I also referenced a blog post I talked about “Learning bowls” which you can read more about here.

 

I do work with ELCs with menu and nutrition education support. If that is something you are interested in, you can find more information here.