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NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy

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The new NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy is all about giving students across NSW a taste for healthy foods and to make the healthy choice, the easy choice.

The Strategy addresses NSW school canteens to support healthy growth and development of students.

All NSW public schools are required to transition to the NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy over a three-year period (2017-2019) and non-government schools are strongly encouraged to participate.

The Food and Drink Benchmark underpins the Strategy and provides an outline for a healthy school canteen. It applies to all food and drink provided in NSW school canteens and vending machines.

A range of practical resources have been developed to support schools to implement the NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy and Food and Drink Benchmark. Also refer to Support for Canteen Managers - Resources in Development for information about resources currently being developed.

For more information on the Strategy including resources, tools, menus and recipe ideas go to the Healthy School Canteen (opens new window) website.

Primary schools participating in the Live Life Well @ School program, can access support from their Local Health District Health Promotion Officer to help make the canteen healthy.

Click on the link Local Health Promotion Officer Support contact list below to find the details of the Local Health District.