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Nutrition and Menu Planning

Statement of Attainment in
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to promote healthy eating and ensure that food and drinks provided are nutritious, appropriate for each child and prepared in a safe and hygienic manner.

This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.

An ideal unit for all early childhood staff to learn current best practice and understand their responsibilities in this area.  

Study process

Once enrolled, you will be posted a unit learning guide and assessment tasks to complete. Read through the learning guide as this will assist with the completion of your assessment tasks. Once the assessment tasks are completed they can be emailed or posted to ECTARC for marking.  

Completion time 

Approximately 6 hours to complete. Unit must be completed within 12 months from date of enrolment.



  • Completed written assignment including attached components such as two week menu  and experience plan
  • Third Party Report signed by a workplace supervisor
  • Video: Four (4) videos are required to be submitted demonstrating you supporting meal times with children and food safety demonstrations. 


Please keep in mind when you enrol in a single unit that our marking turnaround time is approximately 4 weeks and may take up to 6 weeks in total to receive your Statement of Attainment. If you require this earlier we cannot always guarantee this due to requirements surrounding practical elements of the units. Please ensure you are aware of these requirements and have all components completed when you submit your assessment for marking.


This program can be commenced at any time of year via distance study


A Statement of Attainment certificate is issued on the successful completion of this unit.  Reminder: All students are required to provide their Unique Student Identifier (USI) to ECTARC which then must be verified before we issue any certificates. 

Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011 state:  

4.2 - CHILDREN'S HEALTH AND SAFETY - Division 1 - Health, safety and wellbeing of children

79 Service providing food and beverages

(1) The approved provider of an education and care service that provides food or a beverage to children being educated and cared for by the service must ensure that  -

(a) the food or beverage provided is nutritious and adequate in quantity; and (b) the food or beverage provided is chosen having regard to the dietary requirements of individual children taking into account  -

(i) each child's growth and development needs; and (ii) any specific cultural, religious or health requirements.