Principals have a very important role to play in promoting health and wellbeing to students. They can do this through the curriculum and the positive experiences they provide. WASCA has a number of resources to support Principals, teachers and other school staff.
Principals of all public schools, including Independent Public Schools, are required to implement the Department of Education’s Healthy Food and Drink (HFD) policy. The policy applies to all school settings including canteens/food services, classroom rewards, classroom cooking activities, school camps and excursions.
Each year the Department of Education sends a short survey comprised of six questions to Principals about the HFD policy. This forms part of each schools mandatory reporting to the Department.
The feedback gathered from this survey is an important element of the evaluation of the Healthy Food and Drink Project and helps to guide ongoing WASCA services to all schools. See the infographic below for a snapshot or for a comprehensive overview of the key findings from the 2017 survey see the Principals Survey summary document.
The 2018 survey was sent in the third week of term four, we encourage you to take the time to complete it and thank you for your feedback.
Infographic – Healthy Food and Drink compliance
The Department of Education’s Healthy Food and Drink policy promotes healthy eating in schools. The policy is mandatory for all public schools (including Independent Public Schools). This infographic can be printed to A3, ideal for displaying.
We have also developed a range of compliance checklists with a specific Principal checklist that covers everything you need to know about complying with the policy.