Schools case studies

Find out how these schools created healthy change in to the foods and drinks in their canteens, and whole school environments.

In Victoria


Dandenong West Primary School


Dandenong West Primary School in Melbourne’s south-east is leading by example by being one of the first schools to sign up to Vic Kids Eat Well. 


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Beaumaris Primary School


Melbourne-based Beaumaris Primary School has transformed its canteen, with sustainability at the forefront.


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  A photo of staff at the Beaumaris canteen holding up healthy food items.

Maryborough Education Centre


This Prep-Year 12 school's successful two-year canteen transformation shows that making healthy changes doesn’t have to happen overnight.


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Darley Primary School


Darley Primary School has embraced healthy eating programs and services supported by the Victorian Government to transform their food offerings and
ensure students are surrounded with healthier food and drink options.


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Teacher and a young boy with a walking device, holding a carton full of eggs.


Clonard College


Clonard College is putting student wellbeing first, by piloting 'Fit2Thrive' a program that aims to improve outcomes via healthy eating.


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Two female students at the canteen counter, standing beside a fridge display case that contains healthy food.


St Brendan's Catholic Primary School


St Brendan's Catholic Primary School is supporting healthy eating messages by involving students, staff and the wider community in a kitchen garden program.


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Staff and students sitting around a large table, with healthy food on the table.


Bruthen Primary School


Bruthen Primary School has created calmer classrooms, focused students and reduced behavioural problems, by improving the foods and drinks that children consume at school.


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Three young primary school students, standing and holding plates of healthy food.


Red Cliffs Bakery


Red Cliffs Bakery near Mildura has reformulated four popular savoury pastries to create healthier AMBER products that local schools can order wholesale.


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Exterior photo of Red Cliffs Bakery shop front.


Marlborough Primary School


When the Marlborough Primary School council chose to focus on student health and wellbeing, they thought "How could we not look at the canteen?".


See their steps to success in this video.


Photo of the Marlborough Munch canteen front, with people behind the windows.


Buckley Park College

When Buckley Park College canteen engaged staff, students and parents to provide healthier food and increase canteen sales.


Learn more about how they did it in this short video.


Canteen staff serving food to a male high school student.


In other states


Canobolas Rural Technology High School (NSW)

Canobolas Rural Technology High School has overcome challenges of finding and keeping volunteers, to provide a healthy and inviting fresh food menu, whilst remaining financially sustainable.


Watch the video here.



Screenshot of video, with adult man talking to camera.


Blackheath Public School (NSW)

See how Blackheath Public School has overcome challenges to provide a healthy and inviting fresh food menu.


Watch the video here.



  Screenshot of video, close up of woman talking to camera.

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