Canteen Manager Training Part 1

Group discussion: What is a healthy school canteen?

Page last updated: 08 October 2013

Brainstorm as a large group the definition of a healthy school canteen.

Possible answers may include a canteen that provides one or more of the following:

  • Appetising food
  • Fresh food
  • Low-fat foods
  • Foods that fit the national nutrient criteria
  • Foods that do not contain additives
  • A variety of foods
  • A whole meal approach
  • Only a moderate amount of ‘extra’ foods.
As you can see from what we have just reflected on, there is not one, but many aspects that make up a healthy school canteen. Today we will address the different aspects of healthy eating and healthy canteen menus, beginning with some basic nutrition information so that everyone here today will have a similar understanding at the end of the training session.

Reference: Participant‘s Workbook p.4 / Trainer’s Manual p.6