K-12 basic prep and cook

Kindergarten to Year 12 (K–12) schools are encouraged to provide the different recommended portions to primary and secondary students where possible.

Fill your menu with at least ¾ Everyday and no more than ¼ Occasional food items in each section.
Occasional items must have a Healthy Star Rating (HSR) of 3.5 stars or above.

  • 37 total menu items: 29 Everyday foods or drinks and 8 Occasional foods or drinks
  • 31 Everyday ÷ 39 total = more than 75% (¾)


*10 Everyday÷ 13 total = more than 75% (¾) Everyday

Sandwich or roll or wrap
(preferably wholegrain or high-fibre bread)

1. cheese and tomato
2. chicken with lettuce and mayo
3. tandoori chicken
4. salad
5. ham with lettuce and tomato (Occasional)

Salads
(dressings from the Essentials shopping list)

6. Greek (lettuce, tomato, capsicum, olives, feta)
7. mixed (lettuce, tomato, cucumber, carrot)
8. mixed salad with flavoured chicken bites (Occasional)
9. mixed salad with egg

Sushi
(pre-order only)

10. tuna and lettuce
11. chicken and avocado
12. vegetable
13. crumbed chicken (Occasional)

*4 Everyday ÷ 5 total = more than 75% (¾) Everyday

  1. veggie pita pizza
  2. bean burrito
  3. chicken meatballs (pre-pack)
  4. schnitzel burger (Occasional)
  5. Everyday daily hot lunch specials

Everyday daily hot lunch specials (1 per day)

  • Monday: dim sim and mixed veg (pre-pack)
  • Tuesday: beef pasta (pre-pack)
  • Wednesday: honey soy chicken
  • Thursday: vegetable soup
  • Friday: rollers
  • 6 Everyday ÷ 8 total = 75% (¾) Everyday
  1. yoghurt: fruit flavoured
  2. freshly made veggie frittata
  3. fruit (any variety)
  4. BBQ flavoured popcorn (30g) (Occasional)
  5. cheese and crackers
  6. plain air-popped popcorn
  7. finger bun (80g max.) (Occasional)
  8. fruit pikelet
  • 3 Everyday ÷ 4 total = 75% (¾) Everyday
  1. fruit pieces frozen
  2. orange fruit juice (99%), frozen
  3. packaged ice-cream 3.5 HSR or above (125mL) (Occasional)
  4. canteen-made smoothie pops
  • 6 Everyday ÷ 7 total = more than 75% (¾) Everyday
  1. water (plain, still)
  2. milk (plain)
  3. chocolate milk
    • 300mL primary
    • 500mL secondary
  4. strawberry milk
    • 300mL primary
    • 500mL secondary
  5. orange juice (99% fruit juice; 250mL)
  6. flavour of the day smoothie (no added ice-cream/gelato/sorbet
    • 300mL primary
    • 500mL secondary
  7. sugar-free lemon soft drink (Occasional)
    • 250mL primary
    • 500mL secondary

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