Outside school hours care (OSHC)

You’ve come to the right place to learn about creating a healthier eating environment for your outside school hours care service.

Not sure where to begin? Get started
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We have supported many Victorian services to successfully provide healthier menus and promote healthier food and drinks.

We encourage you to register for Vic Kids Eat Well – an exciting state-wide movement that helps boost healthy food and drink options available for kids at school, sports clubs, outside school hours care and community organisations.

Promote healthy eating at your service

Everyone in your service plays an important role in supporting students to develop healthier eating habits. We have resources to assist your service in providing and promoting healthier foods and drinks.

Browse healthy recipes

Looking for tasty and nutritious breakfast or after school snack ideas? We have lots of inspiration in our free recipe library!

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Recipes View website
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Healthier baked items View resource

Learn more about allergies and intolerances

We can help you to plan healthier menus to ensure students with known allergies are cared for appropriately. Access our library of allergy and intolerance information developed in conjunction with the Royal Children’s Hospital.

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Egg allergy View resource
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Nut Allergy View resource

Plan your menu

Our resources can help to plan a menu in line with the food and drink guidelines for outside of school hours care.

Find food and drink inspiration

We have lots of great food and drink ideas to incorporate into your menu! Access resources on eating from the five food groups, delicious breakfast options and crowd-pleasing afternoon tea!

Take part in training and access other programs

Learn how to provide and promote healthier foods and drinks in your service with our free online training. Our modules will teach you about planning healthy menus, simple menu ideas, budgeting, food allergies and much more! On completion you will be eligible to download a certificate.

Better understand the government standards and guidelines

The advice provided by the Healthy Eating Advisory Service is in line with the relevant government standard and guidelines for early childhood services. Access our library of guidelines all conveniently located in one place.

Develop a healthy eating policy for your service

Having a healthy eating policy provides staff, carers and families with clear and consistent information about your service’s goals and practices relating to nutrition and healthy eating for students. Access our resources for developing a healthy eating policy for your service.

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Achievement Program View website

Visit Vic Kids Eat Well

The focus is on simple changes and healthy swaps that make a big impact. You can join as an individual organisation or create a local network.

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