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Why your involvement matters

Implementing a whole school approach to healthy eating is possible through an integrated education and advocacy community.

Student healthy eating choices are very much influenced by internal and external factors around us. That is why it is so important school communities portray positive role modelling by encouraging students to make the right choices that can set them up for life.

We are here to support school leadership teams with easy, effective strategies to create a healthy school environment.

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Healthy eating choices can influence a students academic performance

  • Implementing a breakfast club can increase a students mental concentration and their readiness to learn on a daily basis.
  • Providing a dedicated space for students to sit and eat their recess and lunch can result in improved consumption of recess and lunch items.
How to get involved

Let’s grow healthier school communities

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Contact us or book in a face to face consultation through our system below.

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Implement your program

Once we understand your objectives and your school we can help you implement a custom Healthy School Program fit for purpose.

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FAQ’s

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Has the Healthy Food and Drink Policy changed since 2022?

From Monday the 17th of July the Healthy Food and Drink Policy has been incorporated into the Student Health in Public Schools Policy. You can now access the requirements about healthy food and drinks by accessing the Student Health in Public Schools procedures, Appendix B. Healthy Food and Drink.

Note the requirements around the provision of GREEN, AMBER and RED food and drinks has not changed.

Canteen/food service menus should meet the following requirements:

  • consist of a minimum 60% ‘GREEN’ food and drinks
  • consist of a maximum 40% ‘AMBER’  food and drinks
  • only offer savoury commercial products that are ‘AMBER’ foods a maximum of twice per week
  • contains no ‘RED’ food and drinks.
How can I access food safety training?

Food handler training can be accessed for free from most local councils by searching food safety programs, or through ‘Do Food Safely’ https://dofoodsafely.health.vic.gov.au/index.php/en/ Alternatively, Environmental Health Australia offers food safety training for a small fee.

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How can I access menu assessments?

Menu assessments are available by contacting the FreshSNAP team via email at waschools@nutritionaustralia.org.au or by calling (08) 6182 2260.

Who can I contact if I have a question about the criteria of a food product or menu item?

You can check the classification of packaged products by using FoodChecker. FoodChecker is FREE to use and available 24/7 on any internet connected device.

For recipe and menu assessments or assistance using FoodChecker please contact the freshSNAP team by emailing waschools@nutritionaustralia.org.au or calling (08) 6182 2260.

What is Nutrition Australia?

Nutrition Australia is the nation’s leading nutrition non­ profit organisation providing credible, independent and practical nutrition information, education and business­ to-business consultation and advisory services to help Australians achieve optimal health through good nutrition. Our experienced nutritionists and dietitians collaborate with health organisations, governments, universities and other key organisations to influence public health nutrition policy and make healthy eating the ‘norm’ in our Community.

Who can I contact if I have a question about a curriculum resources or lesson plan?

Free phone and email support is avilabale for implementing the curriculum resources and lesson plans from the FreshSNAP team at waschools@nutritionaustralia.org.au or call (08) 6182 2260.

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