Promoting the canteen is vital in creating a connection between the school community and the food service, the canteen should be looked upon as part of the community not isolated from it. Plus connecting with the community is one area of compliance with the Department of Education’s Healthy Food and Drink in Public Schools policy.

There are a variety of ways this can be such as theme days, promotions and advertisements either around the school or in newsletters. You can also advocate for a healthy school environment to raise the profile of the canteen and the importance of health and nutrition.

See the tools and resources below for suggestions on ways you can make a big difference often with minimal effort.

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