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Food and drink policy

Public Schools

Public schools are required to follow the ACT Public School Food and Drink Policy 2015.

To implement the policy, you’ll need to stop selling or providing ‘red’ food items (see the traffic light system) in your canteen and limit the number of ‘red’ items used at your school’s events and fundraisers. Food for Sale can support public schools implement this Policy.

Fresh Tastes is helping public schools to implement the Policy by providing a range of resources, training and advice. There are plenty of reasons to get your school involved in Fresh Tastes.

Catholic and Independent Schools

If you’re a Catholic school the Catholic Education Office Food and Drink Policy (ACT) is available on your intranet.

If you’re an Independent school the Association of Independent Schools of the ACT has provided schools with a template guide for the development of a school Food and Drink Policy. This guide is placed on the Associations website, should schools wish to use it.

Some Catholic and Independent schools may have their own school-based policies about the provision of food and drinks. Everyone in the school community should be able to use the policy to guide food and drink choices in school activities. Through Fresh Tastes, you can access support to implement and evaluate your school’s relevant food and drink policy.

Check out the success stories  of some of our other Fresh Tastes schools who’ve gone on to achieve great results implementing food and drink policies.