School Canteen

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The Role of a Healthy School Canteen

As part of the school environment, a canteen is in a unique position to make a positive contribution to students’ health and welfare. The functions of school canteens are to:

  • provide a service to the school community
  • provide a variety of nutritious and attractively presented food and drinks at a reasonable cost and reinforce  classroom learning
  • The canteen provides a rewarding opportunity for parents to be involved in their child’s school. A canteen can become an essential source of nutrition education that supports what students learn in the classroom and supports a whole school approach to healthy eating such as; the school produce garden.

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