Healthy Food & Drink – Department of Education
The Department of Education introduced a Healthy Food and Drink Policy and Procedures in 2007. This policy applies to food and drinks served by public schools canteens, as well as environments where the Principal is directly responsible for the supply of food and drinks (Department of Education, 2019).
Here at Woodland Grove, we have worked with our previous canteen and now Baked in Byford to ensure we offer healthy and wholesome food. The Department of Education recommend following a traffic light system of Green, Amber and Red (Department of Education, 2019). Our school canteen aims operate on an above 70% green rating.
Healthy Food and Drink Public Schools Policy, 2018
Our canteen aims to promote healthy food choices, as exposing children to a wide variety of healthy food is a good grounding for their food choices later in life.
If you would prefer to make lunches at home, when doing so try these healthy food and drink choices:
- include bread, wholegrains, rice, pasta or noodles (try wholegrain for extra goodness)
- include reduced fat milk, cheese or yoghurt
- include some meat, fish, chicken, eggs
- go for 2 (fruit) and 5 (vegetables).
Some lunch ideas:
- sandwiches, rolls or wraps
- mini pizza with cheese and vegetable toppings.
For more information about tips on healthy food and drinks visit:
- Live lighter at home and school ideas
- Packing healthy lunch boxes
- Green and amber recipes
- Heart Foundation