This can support you to meet the requirements of the Canteens, Healthy Eating and Other Food Services policy.
Your school can make a big difference to the health and wellbeing of students, staff and families
By providing foods and drinks that support health and wellbeing for students, you can help them establish healthy eating habits and affect their mood, mental health and learning.
We encourage you to register for Vic Kids Eat Well – an exciting state-wide movement that helps boosts healthy food and drink options available for kids at school, sports clubs, outside school hours care and community organisations.
Promote healthy eating within your school
Schools can promote healthy eating in the canteen, the classroom, at events or celebrations and through the messages you share with the wider school community. Access our free resources for providing and promoting healthy eating.
Canteens, Healthy Eating and Other Food Services Policy
The advice provided by the Healthy Eating Advisory Service is in line with the Victorian Government’s Canteens, Healthy Eating and Other Food Services Policy.
Learn more about allergies and intolerances
If you’re involved in canteen management and food provision, we can help you to understand and manage food allergens. Access our free resources on allergies and intolerances developed in conjunction with the Royal Children’s Hospital.
Find food and drink inspiration
We have lots of great food and drink ideas you can incorporate into your canteen menu. Access resources for snacks, lunches and drinks.
Take part in training and access other programs
Learn how to provide and promote healthier foods and drinks in your canteen. Our free, online module will teach you how to review your menu, classify foods and drinks using FoodChecker, simple ways to make recipes healthier, plus much more! On completion you will be eligible to download a certificate.
Browse healthy recipes
Looking for canteen or lunch order inspiration? Check out our free library of recipes! All recipes have been tested and classified as either Everyday or Select Carefully in line with the Victorian Government’s Canteens, Healthy Eating and Other Food Services Policy.
Develop healthy eating policies and contracts for your school
Including a commitment to meeting the Canteens, Healthy Eating and Other Food Services Policy in your policies, supplier contracts and tenders will help to ensure your school’s food services (canteen, vending machines, events and/or catering) provide nutritious options for all who access them. We have developed a range of templates and information to assist you!
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