School canteens and other school food services are important educational resources, providing a model that guides student food choices.
The School Canteens and Other School Food Services Policy provides advice to schools on:
The School Canteens and Other School Food Services Policy applies to food services within the school environment, for example school events such as celebrations and sports days, vending machines and foods used in curriculum activities.
The Policy can be implemented over a period of time, according to local circumstances. Many school councils have contractual arrangements in relation to their canteens and while these arrangements need to be honoured, councils should discuss with licensees ways in which canteens can become compliant with Department Policy. Schools that have a specific relationship with a retail shop, for example a local milk bar, for the provision of school foods and drinks also need to consider how the Policy can be applied.
To view this policy as a complete document, see: Download Healthy Canteen Kit.