In 2015, around one in five NSW children between the ages of 5 and 16 were overweight or obese, putting them at risk of poor health now and in the future. Our Premier’s priority is to reduce childhood overweight and obesity by 5% by 2025.

The NSW Department of Education, the NSW Ministry of Health, the Catholic Education Commission NSW and the Association of Independent Schools of NSW are contributing to this priority through a revised Healthy School Canteen Strategy.

The Strategy increases the availability of healthy food and drink options in school canteens to make the healthy choice, the easy choice.

For more information on the Strategy including resources, tools, menu and recipe ideas head to: NSW Healthy School Canteens​

The Food and Drink Benchmark document can be found at: The NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy Food and Drink Benchmark

Page Updated: Wednesday 10 June 2020
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