Primary and K-12 schools
All primary and K-12 schools can get help with the NSW Healthy School Canteens Strategy (the Strategy) from health promotion officers in their Local Health District. Most primary schools are already receiving support through their involvement in Live Life Well @ School (LLW@S). If your school is not participating in LLW@S you can still get support from your local health district.
Use this list to find your Local Health District Health Promotion Officer.
All secondary schools can get support, information and advice by calling the NSW School Canteen Secondary School Support Service. The Service offers advice about the Strategy, the classification of products, the Healthy Food Finder, recipe ideas, the menu check process and more. Call on (02) 9876 1300 or 1300 724 850 from outside Sydney (toll free).
Menu Check Service
The NSW School Canteen Menu Check Service offers a free menu check to verify if your canteen meets the Food and Drink Criteria that underpin the Strategy. Schools that pass the menu check will receive the Great Choice badge and certificate and have their name included on the Premier’s Priority website. Instructions for downloading and submitting the Menu Check application form are available on the Menu Check Application page. For more information about the service call (02) 9133 8711 (toll free) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Small business support
The Office of the Small Business Commissioner has a service that may be able to assist licensed canteens. Business Connect is a NSW Government program to help small businesses grow and adapt to change. Through Business Connect, canteen managers can get high quality and independent advice, targeted to suit their circumstances. The first four hours are free Register online or call 1300 134 359 to book an appointment.