Many NSW public schools provide a canteen service for their students. School canteens can be run by Parents and Citizens' Associations, by schools themselves or leased to private companies.
Fresh Tastes NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy requires all NSW government schools to provide a healthy, nutritious canteen menu. Implementation of the strategy is mandatory for government school canteens through the Nutrition in Schools Policy.
The Canteen Menu Planning Guide with Communication Kit, the Fresh Tastes Tool Kit, the Fresh Ideas for a Healthy School Canteen recipe file and the 'Come into my Canteen' DVD have been developed to assist schools in implementing the Strategy.