Training for schools

Learn how to provide healthy foods and drinks in your primary or secondary school.

Healthy school food services

Who is this module for?


Training is recommended for anyone responsible for supplying foods and drinks in Victorian primary and secondary schools

  • canteen management, staff and volunteers
  • school management
  • teachers and principals
  • external suppliers, such as caterers and manufacturers
Time to complete: less than one hour and you can do it at your own pace

Key learning objectives:
  • about the School Canteens and Other School Food Services Policy and how it applies to your school
  • how to review your menu and classify foods and drinks using FoodChecker
  • simple ways to make recipes and menus healthier
  • healthy meal, snack and drink ideas
  • how to promote healthier items to students
  • dealing with challenges such time and costs
  • getting the whole school community involved

You will get the essential knowledge and skills to provide healthier options in line with the Department of Education and Training’s School Canteens and Other School Food Services Policy, and promote healthy eating to children and adolescents. You will be able to download a certificate after completing a short post-training questionnaire.

Want more?

We can also deliver group training workshops online or in person. Please contact us to enquire about hosting a session.


Additional training: 

School canteen online training
Training modules include:
  1. Setting up a school canteen
  2. Creating a canteen community
  3. Food foundations
  4. Menu planning
  5. Marketing and promotion
  6. Healthy food, healthy profits
  7. Safe food
  8. Take action (includes summary, final assessment, evaluation and certificate) 

The course takes 2-3 hours, which can be carried out in multiple sessions, and costs $90 plus GST.



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