School operations

Canteens, Healthy Eating and Other Food Services

Role of the canteen and/or other food service

School canteens and other school food services are important educational resources. They have an important role in the provision of food to students and the school community as well as being an integral part of the school environment.

The school canteen should reflect the educational goals of the school and support and complement student learning. When consumed daily, the food provided through the school canteen may comprise a third of a student’s total daily intake and have a significant influence on their health and nutrition.

Guidance chapter on the role of a canteen or other food service in the school environment

Reviewed 28 May 2020

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