The Fresh Tastes @ School NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy came into effect at the start of the 2005 school year. Since then, it has been mandatory for all public schools in the state.
The initiative is all about giving students across NSW a taste for healthy foods and encouraging them to make healthier food choices.
It heralds a move beyond providing nutrition guidelines for school canteens to a government-endorsed approach to the type of food and drinks that can and can’t be sold in NSW Government school canteens. A range of practical resources have been developed to support schools to implement a Fresh Tastes @ School canteen.