Schools contract template

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Contracts, tenders and food service agreements with suppliers

Schools may have contracts or lease agreements with canteen or food service providers, caterers, and/or vending machine suppliers.

Including a requirement for suppliers to provide and promote healthy foods and drinks in leases and contracts will:

  • help make your efforts in supporting healthy eating long term and embedded into your organisation’s procedures
  • help ensure food service providers in your organisation are committed to health and wellbeing
  • support food service providers wanting to make healthy changes
  • demonstrate your leadership and commitment to promoting healthy lifestyles.

This template is an example of how you can include the Victorian School Canteens and Other School Food Services Policy in tenders, contracts and leases with food service providers.

How to use this template

This policy template is editable, allowing you to make changes as required.

Each section includes instructions in a grey box that explain what to include in that section.

We have also provided content that you can use in your own policy. Any green text in pointy brackets <like this> indicates where you should add/edit/remove text to suit your school.

For more information please phone 1300 22 52 88 or email

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Written and reviewed by dietitians and nutritionists at Nutrition Australia, with support from the Victorian Government.

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