About us

School Food Matters began as the Tasmanian School Canteen Association in 1994. The name School Food Matters* was adopted in 2021 to better encapsulate our work within the whole school environment and not just the school canteen.  We support school communities to promote and provide a school food service that is nutritious, affordable, safe and where possible, locally sourced and prepared by the school.

We are a not for profit, non-government organisation funded and supported in-kind by the Tasmanian Department of Education, Children and Young People, Department of Health and Department of Premier and Cabinet (Communities).

Support is provided through:

  • assisting with the development of an efficient food service that has sound management and operations
  • current and effective food safety information
  • resources and advice on food selection and menu planning
  • assisting with the development of policies and practices that support a whole school approach to food and nutrition and links to the Australian curriculum.
  • delivering professional learning for school food service managers, teachers and the school community
  • assisting schools to achieve the SmartFood Award.
  • assisting schools to develop their School Food Plan.

*Special thanks goes to our friends at School Food Matters, UK, a charity that has been flying the flag for great school food since 2007.  The charity’s staff and trustees are delighted to share their name and continue the global movement for change.

Download a copy of our latest Annual Report:

Annual Report 2022-2023 PDF

Annual Report 2021-2022 PDF

Annual Report 2020-2021 PDF

Annual Report 2019-2020 (to read online)

Annual Report 2018-2019 (to read online)
Annual Report 2018-2019 PDF version to print

Treasurers Report 2018-2019

Contact Details
Phone: 03 6223 8023
Email: alicia@schoolfoodmatters.org.au
Post: PO Box 169, Sandy Bay, TAS 7006

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