That Sugar Movement

Early Learning Resources

The early years

Reducing added sugar consumption in our children

Many children are consuming too much added sugar – not only from discretionary foods, but from foods that are commonly perceived (and marketed) as healthy.

The impacts of high sugar consumption have been well-documented. A diet that’s high in added sugar increases the risk for chronic diseases – such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and liver disease – and can affect children’s learning and development.

Sugar also is a major contributor to poor oral health, which can, in turn impact overall bodily health. Dental caries (tooth decay) is the most prevalent, yet preventable, childhood disease.

Early learning centres offer an ideal environment in which to influence the eating habits of our youngest generations.

In Australia, around 77% of children attend early learning education care. Some children spend the majority of their waking day in care, receiving up to 80% of their daily nutrition requirements from the centre.

That Sugar Movement Early Learning Toolkit

Constructed around key messages from That Sugar Film, this teaching resource is designed to inform and engage educators, kitchen staff, children and parents. Its aim is to increase sugar awareness, to improve the nutrition and health of children, and to establish a firm foundation for healthy food choices.

Available in digital and hard copy, the guide is to assist educators in delivering the content to the children. The content is delivered in modules, covering three key topics in children’s nutrition:

  1. Fruit & vegetables
  2. Hydration
  3. Breakfast

This complete toolkit has been designed in conjunction with our nutritionists and early learning experts, with all recipes checked for compliance with Food Checker and the Healthy Eating Advisory Service. In addition, each module contains a learning activity that can be linked to Early Years Learning Framework Outcomes.

"Data indicates that more than 16,000 Victorian’s experience preventable hospitalisation due to dental conditions each year. Over 6,000 of these are children."

Victoria Oral Health Alliance (VOHA)

A comprehensive tool for your Centre

That Sugar Film

That Sugar Film

The full length movie – a must-watch for all staff! Why not host a fundraising event for families?

Digital resources

Digital resources

Additional materials to assist educators and kitchen staff in evaluating and improving Food and nutrition programs.



Over 15 recipes for your Centre to aid meal planning, also available to families as a separate resource.

Ongoing support

Ongoing support

Access to our Ambassador network for ongoing support [additional charges apply].

To purchase your copy of the Early Learning Toolkit, get it touch today.

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