Resource centre

Welcome to the canteen managers’ resource centre, your one-stop-spot for information, ideas, tools and templates to support you in providing a healthier school canteen for the students at your school.

Child with mum at the school canteen

Your Resource Kit has now been delivered to your school's Principal. Use this kit to guide you to being a Healthy School Canteen. If you haven't received a kit yet, please email us.

We'll be adding new resources for canteen managers so sign up for our mailing list so we can keep you notified.

Visit the video case studies section to watch stories about healthy school canteens around NSW too.

The Resources toolkit features a range of materials to help your canteen transition.

Latest resources

Front cover of kit 

We encourage you to engage with your broader community using social media and the local press.

The Media Kit provides tips on how to use social media and the local press to share your success on the journey to becoming a Healthy School Canteen.

The Media Release Donut is a press release you can customise and send to your local press as a good news story for your school.

There is a customisable poster you can add your own photos of students enjoying healthy food choices from your Healthy School Canteen to promote more of the same.

To engage statewide support for Healthy School Canteens, photograph your students holding the #MyCanteenRules poster and share with the hashtag.

10 Steps training program

Take the first step! Begin the 10 Steps to a Healthy School Canteen online training program today.

Visit the Resources toolkit to see a range of materials you can use to help your canteen transition.

On our way button for your canteen website

Download a We're on our way to being great (JPG 262.9KB) button for your canteen website.

The Resources toolkit features a range of materials to help your canteen transition.

Great Choices Instructions thumbnail The Great Choices Introduction (PDF 700.77KB) explains the resources available and the intended audience and purpose for each.
Recipe Checklist Thumbnail Use this Recipe Checklist (PDF 183.65KB) to help you find out whether your recipe is Everyday or Occasional  and the ways you can make your recipe healthier.

Visit the Resources toolkit to see more materials you can use to help your canteen transition.

Self Assessment Tool for Schools 

The Healthy School Canteen Self-Assessment Tool   (PDF 637.17KB) is designed to be completed by principals, ideally in consultation with the canteen manager, P&C officers, PD/H/PE teachers, and other relevant personnel.

Visit the Resources toolkit to see more materials you can use to help your canteen transition.

Ready Set Choose action list 

Ready Set Choose action list (PDF 700.9KB)

A simple list of action points to help you check your canteen menu against the Food and Drink Criteria. Includes ideas and actions to help schools transition the canteen to being healthy before submitting for a Menu Check.

See our Resources toolkit for more information to download and print.

Menu Check submission form 

The NSW School Canteen Menu Check Service reviews your menu against the Food and Drink Criteria. Simply fill in this application form and submit it to the service for review.

Visit the Resources toolkit for more materials you can use to help your canteen transition.

Healthy Food Finder website homepage The Healthy Food Finder is a product lookup tool, designed to help those involved in implementing the NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy find suitable products to use and sell.

Visit www.foodfinder.health.nsw.gov.au
Great Choice reward cards 

Download and print these Great Reward loyalty cards (PDF 242.28KB) for students and other customers.

The Resources toolkit features a range of marketing collateral to help you showcase your transition to a healthy menu.

Great Choices Instructions thumbnail 

Download and print these Great Choice Stickers   (PDF 700.36KB)for use in the canteen.

The Resources toolkit features a range of marketing collateral to help you showcase your transition to a healthy menu.

Choose the best poster 

Download and print this A3 Choose the best poster for the canteen.

A selection of Great Choice posters are available to download in our Resource toolkit.

Resource toolkit See the Resource toolkit for more.

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