Healthy School Canteens
Around 2,700 schools in NSW have a canteen. For many young people, school canteens provide a substantial part of their daily food intake.
This site aims to assist you in ensuring healthy, delicious foods and drinks are served at your canteen The canteen plays an important role in promoting good nutrition because it can:
- Introduce students to new or different foods
- Support nutrition messages taught in class
- Show students healthier choices
Canteens and the Classroom
The canteen can become a vital part of a health promoting school.
Promoting the healthy foods sold in the school canteen and involving students in activities associated with the canteen within the classroom, will provide students with a sense of ownership toward the canteen, and increase the purchase of healthy items.