Fresh Tastes @ School
Fresh Tastes @ School NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy
The Fresh Tastes @ School NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy came into effect in 2005. It is mandatory for all NSW Government schools (from Term 1, 2005) and strongly supported and endorsed by the Catholic and Independent Education Sectors. The strategy is all about giving students across NSW a taste for healthy foods. It heralds a move beyond nutrition guidelines for school canteens to a government-endorsed approach that helps schools determine the healthier types and frequency of foods that are available for sale in their canteens.
Click on the link to download information and resources to help you implement the Fresh Tastes Strategy
The Department of Education and Communities (Public Schools) have introduced the Nutrition in Schools Policy. This policy takes the Fresh Tastes @ School Healthy Canteen Strategy and applies it to all facets of the school community, including school camps, sports days and fundraisers etc. The new Nutrition Policy comes into effect as of Monday 18th July 2011 (Term 3).
You can view this new nutrition policy here.
If you have any queries about the new nutrition policy, you should first read through the FAQ page.
Fresh Tastes Resources Include:
You can order a printed copy of the Menu Planning Guide and Tool Kit for just $30. Click here for an order form.
Why Focus on School Canteens?
Schools are ideal settings to educate about healthy food choices and physical activity. School canteens can provide a substantial proportion of a child’s daily nutritional intake if both lunch and snacks are regularly purchased from the school canteen. The school canteen provides the means by which children and adolescents can put into practice the nutrition messages they are being taught in the classroom. The canteen can model healthier food choices that are tasty, interesting and affordable. This can influence food choices at school and in the wider community.
Thank you to NSW Health for allowing this material to be posted on the Associations' website.
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