Canteen Case Studies

Schools across Australia provide a food service to their school community. To see some examples about canteen operations, healthy menus and much more, follow the links below for case studies produced or promoted by FOCIS members.

WA School Canteen Association Inc

WASCA is committed to helping schools and community create healthy food environments. Each case study includes the school profile details, their story, school community links and a take home message from the author. Authors include canteen managers, parent body representatives and teachers. Harvest – Bright ideas from the field. 

Healthy Eating Advisory Service

The Healthy Eating Advisory Service aims to help organisations provide and promote healthier foods and drinks to improve the health of all Victorians. The HEAS work contributes to the healthy eating focus area of the Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2019 – 2023. Click on this link to find out how schools have created healthy change to the food and drinks in their canteens.

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation

The purpose of the Kitchen Garden Foundation is to introduce pleasurable food to children and young people during their learning years. See how the canteen at Vasse Primary School in WA uses seasonal produce from the school’s kitchen garden in their morning tea and lunch menu and how changing the menu in the canteen at Kalianna Special School in Bendigo North has boosted student wellbeing.