National Healthy School Canteens

Participant’s Workbook

Introduction: The National Healthy School Canteens Training Program

Page last updated: 23 October 2013


The background to the development of the NHSC Guidelines for healthy foods and drinks supplied in school canteens is provided on page 1 of the Guidelines for healthy foods and drinks supplied in school canteens.

Group discussion: Healthy school canteens

What is a healthy school canteen?

Web resources

Australian Health Promoting Schools Association website
This website provides background information and resources on the health promoting schools approach.

National Obesity Taskforce Paper: Healthy weight 2008: Australia’s Future: The National Action Agenda for Children and Young People and Their Families
This is the national plan to address the rising rates of overweight and obesity in a nationally coordinated approach.

Preventative Health Taskforce Strategy
This strategy has been developed to tackle the burden of chronic disease, including obesity in Australia, with the view of making Australia a healthier country by 2020. (This website link was valid at the time of submission)

2007 Australian National Children’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey – Main Findings
This survey assessed the food, nutrient intake and physical activity levels of children aged 2-16 years in Australia. Every participant’s weight, height and waist circumference were also measured.