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School Lunch Project – EXPRESSION OF INTEREST 2023

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open to Tasmanian Government schools to select a further 15 schools to join the Pilot in 2023. If your school is interested in applying, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions and complete the Expression of Interest by Wednesday, 7 September 2022.

Schools will be notified by 26th September 2022.

For information on how the project may work in your school’s context, contact Julie Dunbabin, School Lunch Project Manager by email


Waste Education in Schools

Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania supports waste education in schools.  They provide advice and guidance for teachers on waste issues.  

They have educational resources on their website that are aligned with various subject areas of the Australian Curriculum.

For more information please visit  

School Lunch Pilot

In Term 4, 2020 The Tasmanian School Canteen Association (now School Food Matters) received funding from Healthy Tasmania to give three Tasmanian schools financial and practical support to provide healthy, cooked lunches for 20 days for up to 60    students.  Students, parents, canteen managers and volunteers, principals, teachers and support staff gave feedback on the School Lunch Pilot through interviews, discussion groups and survey format.  The Menzies Institute’s Dr Kylie Smith developed an evaluation report in response to this Pilot Program.

Evaluation of 2020 School Lunch Pilot Final

School Lunch Pilot summary Final


COVID 19 update

With schools reopening here is some helpful information regarding your school canteen and COVID 19. Click here

Food Van

Our Food Van is up and running! As seen in the pictures the van is getting to events around the state. This project is a joint venture between School Food Matters and Families Tasmania’s Family Food Patch Program. It will be used as a mobile community kitchen, a pop up canteen and will be used to cook delicious food at events around Tasmania.

We are very excited about what opportunities this resource is going to bring to each of our organisations out in the communities.