School Lunch Project


Check out our latest media story highlighting the great work in some of our schools


Coming up Term 3, 2022 we will be holding workshops for School Lunch Project food service staff. This will be a fun and interactive workshop looking designed to share experiences in providing school lunches, discussing the language of food, and much more! Find out all the details below:

Following on from the success of the School Lunch Pilot delivered in three schools in 2020, School Food Matters is very excited to be able to expand the project into 15 schools during 2022. With funding from the Department of Communities Tasmania, dietitian expertise from the Department of Health and operational support from the Department of Education and partnerships with Loaves & Fishes Tasmania, Foodbank Tasmania and school food service staff, participating schools are serving up delicious and nutritious hot meals to their students.

The menu is full of delicious, dietitian-approved recipes with ingredients locally-sourced where possible and a focus on sustainability. Check out the Term 2, 2022 Menu to see what the children are eating this term.

The Project will run all year and later this year we will be inviting expressions of interest for schools to participate in the further expansion of the program in 2023. 

In 2022, participating schools include:

Herdsmans Cove Primary

Gagebrook Primary

Rokeby Primary

Warrane Primary

New Norfolk High

Triabunna District

Oatlands District

Sorell School

Austins Ferry Primary

Beaconsfield Primary

East Devonport Primary

Mountain Heights School

Smithton High

Rosebery District

Yolla District

Keep up to date with the latest stories from the School Lunch Project through our Facebook page. There are regular updates and photos from schools. Visit

Where it all Began

View this ABC story Call to drop lunchboxes, introduce canteen meals in Australian schools to hear Julie Dunbabin speak about where the ideas came from for the School Lunch Project.

Supporting Enjoyable Mealtimes

Check out some useful resources under our Professional Learning & Resources page on

Mealtime Guidance for Schools.

These helpful resources assist staff in understanding the language behind positive mealtime and creating a positive lunchtime routine.

Students at Oatlands District High School
Beaconsfield Primary School Food Scrap Buckets
Beaconsfield Primary students rinsing plates