November 4, 2022 marks the inaugural Canteen Day in WA.
Canteen Day will be held on the first Friday in November each year to celebrate school canteens and pay tribute to canteen staff and volunteers. This is an initiative of the Western Australian School Canteen Association Inc (WASCA) in partnership with the Department of Education.
It highlights the vital role school canteens play in creating a healthy food environment, supporting student wellbeing and assisting families.
Canteen Day is an opportunity to thank our canteen staff and volunteers. When they work together with parents, teachers and students, the canteen becomes a focal point for the food and nutrition education that supports and reinforces what students learn at home, classroom and in the community.
Schools are encouraged to develop innovative ways to officially acknowledge and thank their canteen volunteers for the valuable role they play in schools.