Resources & Training

Resources

 

fresh_focis_canteenFresh FOCiS On Food FOR CANTEENS

Are you looking for new and tasty ideas for your canteen menu? Want ideas that the children will just love? Fresh FOCiS on foods for canteens has been designed with the busy canteen manager in mind. Every recipe has been assessed and approved against the FOCiS nutrient criteria so you are assured they are healthy choices. Recipes are quick, simple and nutritious. Also included is a glossary of cooking terms and a range of tips to assist you to manage your menu.

Price: FREE, maximum order of 10 (Postage fee applies)

fresh_focis_family1Fresh FOCiS On Food FOR FAMILIES

Fresh FOCiS on food for families is the second in a series and has a refreshing approach to family cuisine. The recipes will appeal to children and adults alike and are quick, simple and tasty. Children will love the ‘child friendly’ recipes aimed at helping them discover the joy of cooking. All the recipes have been assessed and approved against the so you are assured they are healthy choices. Not only are the recipes great, but there are some simple handy tips for the kitchen as well as a glossary of basic cooking terms.

Price: FREE, maximum order of 10 (Postage fee applies)

 

looking_after_kidsLooking After Our Kids

Looking After Our Kids is a video/DVD and handbook resource for school principals, parent bodies, canteen managers, canteen assistants and volunteers to help them understand and comply with the Food Safety Standards.

Everyone working with food has a personal responsibility to handle food safely. This video/DVD and handbook information package has been designed to help people involved with school canteens understand their legal responsibilities.

The video/DVD is set in real school canteens and follows the food from delivery to sale. The practices shown apply to all school canteens whether large or small, new or old.

This resource, an initiative of FOCiS Inc and funded by Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, was supplied free of charge to all schools in Australia in 2002.

The video/DVD is set in real school canteens and follows the food from delivery to sale. The practices shown apply to all school canteens whether large or small, new or old.

This resource, an initiative of FOCiS Inc and funded by Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, was supplied free of charge to all schools in Australia in 2002.

This resource is now available on line from Food Standards Australia New Zealand.

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Management $ense, Food Sense

Want to manage your canteen more efficiently and profitably? Then Management $ense Food Sense is the manual for you! It is a great resource with all the information to make your canteen a raging success.

Find out how to:

  • Develop your own accounts system for keeping track of stock and money in the   canteen
  • Selecting appropriate staff
  • Choose the right equipment for your canteen and save money
  • Check if you are up-to-scratch on important food safety issues
  • Sell healthy foods and make a profit! There are many ideas, recipes and promotional tactics to help you on your way
  • Attract and keep your  volunteers
  • Develop a canteen policy with step by step information
  • Introduce basic security and emergency procedures that every canteen worker should know
  • Renovate your canteen – get the right advice to help you make those important and costly decisions.

Price: $33.00 plus postage and handling

canteen_cuisine_coverCanteen Cuisine

fabulous recipe book designed especially for school canteens. These tasty and healthy recipes have been created and tested by real school canteens – and the kids just love them!

Price: $15.00 plus postage and handling

 

Training Courses

 

New training for canteen staff and volunteers: All about Allergens

Everyone working in food service, from the manager through to the food preparation and service staff, needs to be aware of the risks food allergies pose. It’s also important to be clear on how to identify and manage food allergens and how to respond to enquiries from customers with food allergies.

All about Allergens training is a free online course for anyone working in food service. The comprehensive program details need to know information relevant to those in the food service industry and is presented using videos and interactive activities.

The course takes about 60-90 minutes to complete and a certificate can be printed on completion.  Access the course at: www.foodallergytraining.com.au

 

Food safety and hygiene training

FoodSafe – training is self-led and training packages can be purchased from Environmental Health Australia

Online food safety courses: