Welcome to FOCiS
Welcome to the Home Page for the Federation of Canteens in Schools Inc, trading as FOCiS Inc and thank you for your interest in healthy school canteens.
FOCiS is the peak body representing school canteens nationally, aiming to “promote and facilitate the provision of nutritious and healthy food services in schools throughout Australia”.
FOCiS conducts a National Product Registration Program, which assesses food and drink products against the FOCiS Nutrient Criteria. Once the products meet all of these criteria they are registered and promoted to school canteens as a healthier choice through the Registered Products List. The criteria for this program are based on the latest Australian Dietary Guidelines for Children and Adolescents. The criteria for the program, which has already been in operation for several years, were reviewed in June 2005, 2007 and 2011. Reviews of the criteria will be ongoing.