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Canteen support

School canteens in Canberra today must follow the National Healthy School Canteen Guidelines. If your school canteen needs to move to a healthier menu to make sure it meets the Guidelines, you'll find plenty of support available.

Go for Green guide is available for school canteen managers and teachers to ensure food and drink choices at school meet relevant School Food and Drink Policies and the National Healthy School Canteen Guidelines (NHSCG).  It’s the perfect ‘how to’ guide for the Traffic Light System.

Think outside the snag - a guide to planning healthier BBQs: Why not give your community some variety, value and healthier choices at your next BBQ. Together with our partners at ACT Nutrition Support Service, we've put together some healthier BBQ menu ideas that are tasty, easy and low cost, so you can make a big impact on the health of your local community without compromising profitability. Check out the guide for some great ideas.

School fundraising doesn’t have to involve unhealthy food – you can still raise those vital funds using healthier food options or swapping food for non-food items. Check out the Healthy Fundraising Guide for some fresh fundraising ideas. 

Marketing Food at Schools use the 5 Ps: This resource, developed in partnership with Healthy Kids Association, is designed to guide you through the essentials of marketing healthy food and drinks in your school. Check out this manual to find information, tips and links to resources to support your healthier choices marketing.