The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating
The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating was developed by the Australian Government as the national food guide. It is an important nutrition education tool for use in primary and secondary schools.
The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating (new window)
National Dietary Guidelines
The National Health and Medical Research Council has prepared the 2013 Australian Dietary Guidelines and companion resources including the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating, Healthy Eating for Children and Infant Feeding Guidelines: information for health workers. They are based on the best available scientific evidence and provide information for health professionals and the public about healthy food choices.
Dietary Guidelines for all Australians, list of publications to download - Australian Government, National Health and Medical Research Council website (new window)
Nutrition schools policy for Department of Education and Communities schools
The Nutrition in schools policy can be accessed on the department's Our Policies website. This policy outlines actions for schools to ensure consistent modeling of healthy eating practices across all areas of food and drink provision in the school context.
Nutrition in schools policy - NSW Public Schools website (new window)
NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy
The new NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy is a NSW Government initiative. 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 strategy increases the availability of healthy food and drink options in school canteens to make the healthy choice the easy choice. 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 support materials are available.
NSW Healthy School Canteen website (new window).
NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy: Food and Drink Benchmark (PDF 4.66 MB).
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Visual Guide to Portion Sizes for the NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy (6.1MB)
Go for 2&5
The Go for 2&5® Campaign provides families with reliable, practical and information on the benefits of eating fruit and vegetables, how to get more into your day, simple and tasty recipes and other resources.
Go for 2&5 Campaign - Go for 2&5 website (new window)