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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.


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 with the help of this BBQ guide.  Think outside the snag guide
Go for Green guide is the perfect ‘how to’ guide for the Traffic Light System to meet School Food and Drink Policies and the National Healthy School Canteen Guidelines (NHSCG) Go for green guide
Healthy Fundraising Guideyou can raise those vital funds using healthier food options or swapping food for non-food items. Check out the guide for some fresh fundraising ideas.  Fundraising guide
Marketing Food at Schools use the 5 Ps: will guide you through the essentials of marketing healthy food and drinks in your school. Marketing food at school guide


Posters: print these posters to promote healthier choices in your canteen.




Stickers: use stickers to jazz-up your healthy options! Send these files to your printing company or print them yourself using our templates on Avery L7105 labels. 



Food safety information for schools: This factsheet provides information about general requirements and the use of eggs and fresh produce in schools.


eggs and fresh produce in schools

Canteen Connect ACT: Facebook group for canteen managers, support staff and volunteers to network with one another, ask questions, share ideas and provide support to continue providing healthy food and drink choices for children. To join, search for 'Canteen Connect ACT' on Facebook.

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