Grow&Go Toolbox designed to support ECEC
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Grow&Go Toolbox gives food and nutrition information to ECEC professionals

by Freya Lucas

October 04, 2023

A comprehensive kit of nutrition information and resources is now available to early childhood education and care (ECEC) professionals free of charge. 


The Grow&Go Toolbox is a free food and nutrition online library designed to support ECEC professionals which can also support children’s healthy eating and be shared with a service’s families and children. 


Completed at the University of Queensland, the project to develop the unique database was funded by the Australian Department of Health and Aged Care through a Public Health and Chronic Disease grant.


The toolbox contains over 1700 evidence-based resources on food and nutrition for young children. Each resource is checked by a nutrition expert, ensuring that services have access to the most reliable and up-to-date information.


Using the ‘Find a Health Professional Tool’, educators can guide parents and carers to the appropriate health profession who can help families overcome any difficulties with food or feeding development. 


Whether it’s introducing solids, managing picky eating, or supporting additional needs, services have the resources at their fingertips to print out and give to families or direct them to the digital resource.


To experience the Grow&Go Toolbox and explore how it can enhance your role as an early childhood educator, visit


This information was gathered through the ACECQA newsletter. Subscribe to the newsletter here. 

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