The ACT Nutrition Support Service (ACTNSS) has worked alongside ACT School Canteens over the past decade. Together, we have helped to shift the focus away from unhealthy food and replaced it with fresh, healthier options that not only support children’s health and wellbeing but also help to create an environment for our children that is free from unhealthy food influence and marketing.

Menu assessments

Public Schools

School canteens can receive a menu assessment followed up with a report with:

Would you like to know more about the canteen menu assessment process? Visit our FAQs page.

Up until 2021, all ACT Public School canteens could receive a free annual menu assessment in line with the ACT Public School Food and Drink Policy. This is currently no longer funded by the ACT government. If you would like your canteen menu assessed please contact us to discuss pricing options.

Support and advice

We can help you:

Canteen Texting Service: Text 0468 734 436 with any canteen enquiry
Canteen Facebook Support Group: Join Canteen Connect ACT on Facebook to network, ask questions, share ideas and provide support to other ACT canteen managers, support staff and volunteers. 

Canteen Day – Friday 3 November 2023

Canteen Day provides an opportunity for parents, children, and the school community to say thank you to the canteen staff for supporting our children’s health. Canteen Day is celebrated on the first Friday of November each year. ACT Nutrition Support Service provides resources each year to support the day. 
2023 Canteen Day Resources

Other resources for canteens 

Other websites for canteen support


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