OverviewThe 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 canteensWhat is a healthy school canteen?
Web resourcesAustralian 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.
http://www.preventativehealth.org.au/internet/preventativehealth/publishing.nsf/Content/nationalpreventative-health-strategy-1lp (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.