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Canteen Menu Planning Workshop

A must for school canteen managers, staff and volunteers! This free workshop has been specially designed for ACT school canteens to help inspire healthy menus and meet policy requirements.

This 2-hour interactive workshop is a great opportunity to:

  • understand the NHSCG 
  • learn how to apply the Traffic Light System to your menu
  • learn about the ACT Public School Food and Drink Policy and how it applies to school canteens   
  • learn how to assess products and recipes against the Traffic Light System 
  • network with other canteen managers and volunteers over refreshments 
  • sample a range of canteen approved recipes.
Food&ME Teacher Professional Learning opportunities

Our Professional Learning (PL) session gives school teachers the knowledge and confidence to effectively teach nutrition to primary school students using the curriculum linked Food&ME™ nutrition education units. Delivered by the authors of Food&ME™, this 2-hour Teacher Quality Institute accredited session equips teachers with the tools and resources to deliver consistent nutrition messages in the classroom. 

Professional Learning Workshop: Nutrition Australia ACT runs regular Food&ME PL face-to-face training sessions for individual teachers to access. For details of our upcoming PL sessions visit the events calendar.

On-site sessions: Nutrition Australia ACT can visit your school to deliver the two hour PL to all school teachers. Fresh Tastes Schools can access a free PL session by using their financial grant. Find out how to get involved in Fresh Tastes.


Food Safety Supervisor Training

This full day workshop prepares food safety supervisors to supervise and oversee day to day operations and prevent and recognise food safety hazards.Our training course meets the requirements of Nationally Recognised Training.

The next food safety supervisor course is scheduled for Monday 24 October 2016For further information and to register check out this event on the events calendar.

Healthy Food and Drink in Schools Workshops

These workshops support the Fresh Tastes Action Area 1: Healthy Food and Drink Guidelines providing training for the school community on a traffic light food system to assess the nutritional value of foods and drinks.

An Accredited Practising Dietitian from Nutrition Australia ACT will visit your school to deliver an interactive workshop on applying the traffic light system in your school. This workshop provides an opportunity to learn about and address all queries and concerns associated with the traffic light system and is designed to suit the entire school community including parents, teachers and canteen staff.

 The one-hour session will cover the following:

  • why have a school Food and Drink Policy? 
  • what should children be eating?
  • the National Healthy School Canteen Guidelines Traffic Light System 
  • categorising food and drinks into their traffic light criteria
  • selecting healthy recipes 
  • healthy ingredient swaps 

ACT primary schools involved in the ACT Health Fresh Tastes Initiative have access to Traffic Light Workshops at their school. 


Contact us for more information about upcoming training opportunities.