Many canteens in WA schools are operated by the parent body i.e. the Parents and Citizens Association (P&C) in government schools and Parents and Friends (P&F) in non-government schools. WASCA has many resources for parent bodies to guide them in ensuring that their school canteen not only provides a healthy profitable food service that is compliant with The Department of Education’s Healthy Food and Drink in Public Schools (HFD) policy but also contributes to creating a healthy environment in the school.
For more information about how the Parent body can support the implementation of the HFD policy and support a healthy environment see the:
- Parent Body compliance checklist
- HFD policy compliance infographic
- Healthy School Healthy Student guide
Having a Canteen Committee can enhance the way your canteen operates and ensures good governance. WASCA has developed Canteen Committee terms of reference that can be adapted to suit the needs of your school.