‘For the Love Of Veg’ is an upcoming project focusing on vegetables in Australian primary school canteens and we want you to be part of it!

Assist the ‘For The Love Of Veg’ team develop the tools and resources you need to help children eat more vegies by completing this short survey.

There’s $500 up for grabs for one lucky school canteen, all you need to do is complete a simple survey about the way you buy, store and use vegetables! 

Yes, seriously that’s how easy it is. Plus there are an additional 10 cookbook packs, valued at $100! 

The survey will take about 20 minutes to complete and all your answers are confidential. Click on this link to participate.

This project has been funded by Hort Innovation


School lunch boxes should be practical and affordable

The pressure to make the perfect school lunch box is on the rise but with parents busier than ever it is important to remember that healthy lunches do not have to be unwrapped or organic.

This article from the ABC shows how Queensland tuckshops are providing healthy affordable lunches that children love to eat.

Remote school launches tiny canteen

The small remote Branxholme-Wallacedale community school, which has only 12 students, has recently opened a student-operated canteen with the help of Healthy Kids Advisors from the Stephanie Alexandra Kitchen Garden Foundation. You can read their story here

Right Bite Food and Drink Supply Standards

The South Australian Department of Education are excited to announce the launch of the revised Right Bite Food and Drink Supply Standards.

These standards are recommended as best practice for all public schools and out-of-hours care in South Australia.

Schools play a critical role in creating, promoting and modelling healthy eating behaviours. Providing healthier food options in schools helps to create a positive food culture, leading to improved health outcomes which can have a lifelong impact on children and young people.

More information regarding these standards as well as, recommended food promotion, food safety guidelines and environmental practices can be found by visiting

Queensland’s Best Tuckshop Recipes

Congratulations to Southport State School Tuckshop Convener, Angelique Scarpignato, for winning the 2023 Queensland Tuckshops Recipe of the Year competition with her recipe for Butter Chicken.

More information about the competition and this healthy recipe can be found in a recent article by the Bursar.

Food-EPI Australia reports for all jurisdictions

Deakin University have completed their reports for the Food-EPI Australia 2022 initiative.

These are now available online. The Federal Government report was released first as part of the International Congress on Obesity in October 2022, and the jurisdictional reports were progressively released, in conjunction with NGOs in each jurisdiction.

Find what you’re looking for