National Healthy School Canteens – Program briefing (parts 1 and 2)

This document outlines why healthy food canteens are important and how to have a healthy canteen menu.


Part 1

Part 2

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This document includes:

  • prevalence of overweight and obesity in Australian children
  • contributing factors
  • it’s all about balance
  • national survey results
  • health promotion in schools
  • role of the school canteen
  • food categorisation system
  • basis for food and drink selection
  • the green category
  • the amber category
  • the red category
  • deciding if a food or drink is suitable for sale
  • nutrient criteria table
  • supporting your canteen
  • healthy young people in the future.

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