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All canteens in NSW public schools must meet certain requirements. These include providing more healthy food and drink options – to make the healthy choice an easy choice for students. Visit Healthy school canteens to learn more.

Good for Kids Good for Life


Good for Kids, Good for Life supports the promotion of healthy eating and physical activity by children across the Hunter and New England regions.

Schools provide a unique environment in which children can develop learned behaviours conducive to a healthy lifestyle. Children five to fifteen years of age spend a large proportion of their time at school which provides an opportunity for teachers to role model, teach and provide opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity messages. School canteens are also an integral part of the food environment by providing food services to students and opportunities for them to make informed consumer choices that cement messages taught in the classroom.

NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy

The Strategy was released in Term 1, 2017 and was developed by the Department of Education and NSW Ministry of Health with support from the Association of Independent Schools and the NSW Catholic Education Commission.

The Strategy applies to all public schools in NSW and is strongly encouraged by Catholic and Independent schools. For more information on the Strategy please visit the Healthy School Canteens website.


Are you looking for a recipe to use in the canteen? For recipes that meet the NSW School Canteen Guidelines, visit the NSW Healthy School Canteen website. All of the recipes on the website can be used as part of a Healthy School Canteen menu and are identified as either everyday or occasional.

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