About our Health Promoting Canteen
Healthy eating and drinking at Woodend Primary School is about improving the health and wellbeing of our children.
We can do this by:
• Providing healthy food and beverages and support students and families to make better choices about their consumption
• Promoting nutritious and healthy choices
We reference the Government of South Australia’s Right Bite Healthy Food and Drink Supply Strategy for South Australian pre schools and schools to ensure we are consistent with the recommended guidelines.
Our committee consists of canteen staff, parent volunteers and representatives of school leadership. Student volunteers support the canteen program. We also consult with students during times of planning and decision making.
We will minimise marketing commercialized products where possible.
When organizing ‘Special Lunch Days’, we will;
• Follow the Right Bite strategy guidelines in regards to advertising
• Follow the Right Bite strategy guidelines in regards to special occasions and only supply red category foods on one to two occasions per term.
We aim to promote produce that is freshly made to families.
In accordance with the Right Bite Strategy we identify healthy food choices called
The Stoplight System
Good healthy everyday foods eg. fruits, vegetables, grains, milk, lean meats etc
Sometimes foods. eg savoury commercial products, processed meats, snack food bars etc
Foods which are now banned. eg confectionery, deep fried foods, soft drinks, etc
In order to maintain this service and keep our prices low to our families we must have canteen volunteers.
To offer your help, please inform Kerri in the Front Office.