Support for Central Coast canteens

Like you, we care about Central Coast students having access to healthy food and drink in school canteens.

We are here to help support and simplify the process for canteen managers to implement the NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy.

We work in partnership with Central Coast Local Health District’s Nutrition Service to provide practical resources and professional development training to make it as easy as possible for you to incorporate healthy food choices in your canteen menu.

We also provide a supportive community through our Canteen Managers Network to share ideas and best practice.

Brisbane Water Secondary College canteen supervisor Michele Parker and student Charli Grant.

Download the NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy

Book your Healthy Menu Check

Join our Facebook Community

Find help and inspiration

Here are some helpful free resources to support you and your healthy school canteen.

Students holding up water bottles and vegetables to the camera with a sticker over the image saying "great choice".

Healthy food and drink promotion ideas

The Lookbook front cover.

NSW Government’s Canteen Lookbook

The Cultural Canteen Collections front cover.

Cultural Canteen Collections book

A screenshot of the NSW Health Healthy Food Finder website.

NSW Health’s Healthy Food Finder Tool

NSW School Canteen Buyers' Guide 2024 front cover.

NSW School Canteen Buyers’ Guide 2024

Healthy Kids Association logo.

Healthy Kids Association

What’s on offer in 2024

Win catering equipment for your canteen!

We like to recognise and reward you and your school for making healthy options available to children. This year, there are two avenues for schools to demonstrate commitment to healthier canteens:

  • 2024 Healthy School Canteen Award
  • 2024 Apple Cart healthy canteen promotions

Review the flow chart below for information on how your canteen can get involved.

A group of canteen staff at a Canteen Network meeting chatting while preparing food.

Apple Cart e-newsletter

Join our mailing list if you would like to receive our termly Apple Cart newsletter, details about upcoming workshops and other ideas, activities and opportunities from the Central Coast Healthy School Canteens team.

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