NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy
The NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy (the Strategy) aims to increase student access to healthy and affordable foods and drinks. There is strong and consistent evidence that a healthy canteen, supported by education, can make a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of children and young people now and into the future.
The NSW Office of Preventive Health works closely with their Education partners to manage and support the implementation of the Strategy in NSW schools. All public schools with a canteen are required to comply with the Food and Drink Criteria that underpin the Strategy by 31 December 2019. Independent and Catholic schools are also encouraged and supported to participate.
The Local Health District health promotion officers support their local primary schools to understand and implement the Strategy as part of the Live Life Well @ School program. The Office of Preventive Health also funds the NSW Secondary School Support Service to provide assistance to secondary schools.