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Welcome to Fresh Tastes

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Fresh Tastes is a free ACT Government service that helps schools make healthy food and drinks a bigger part of everyday life for Canberra’s kids.

Fresh Tastes schools have access to financial grants, discounted services, professional learning, curriculum resources and incentives from partners to achieve their goals.

Schools involved in Fresh Tastes are given resources to help educate students about nutrition and health - like how to pack a healthy lunchbox or how to grow and cook fresh food.

We’re also helping schools create healthier canteen menus. Schools involved in Fresh Tastes are even able to offer discounts on buying fruit and veg to families.

It’s a fresh approach to promoting healthy food and drinks with kids – so why not get involved?

Your little experts

If your child attends a school involved in Fresh Tastes, they might be learning about healthy eating, waste-free lunchboxes, and doing cooking and growing activities with fresh food. See what some of Canberra’s kids really think about these topics in our series of short videos

To find out more about what your child is learning at school and to continue the learning at home, check out the Parents section of our website.  You’ll find a range of useful resources to help us keep up with our little experts! 

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    Check out our new series of Your Little Experts videos!


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    Plan lunchboxes like a pro! Download the Grab‘n Go shopping list

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    See how Fresh Tastes schools are making healthier choices easier for students

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    Find out what support and advice is available for your school canteen

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