Congratulations Coombabah State School – Gold Menu Award Recipients

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Food Smart Schools would like to congratulate Coombabah State School who have recently been awarded the prestigious Gold Menu Award for their tuckshop menu. Jennifer Munro (pictured centre, with Vicky and Juanita) has been the tuckshop convenor at Coombabah SS since 2006 and has been instrumental in making changes to the menu over the last few years. The tuckshop menu has a fantastic selection of homemade hot and cold meals and GREEN snacks. Jennifer says that a day at the Coombabah tuckshop can get busy, but has ongoing support from assistants and volunteers to help rollout the menu.


The tuckshop receives great comments and feedback from parents, teachers, new families and students of the school who are very happy with the selection offered. In 2013, Coombabah SS student Madison won the Sandwich Designer Competition and her item is now featured on the menu Madison’s Vegetarian Wrap – a mix of grilled eggplant, cheese, cucumber and avocado in a toasted wrap.


The most popular items on the menu are Coombabah’s range of ‘melts’ – a long crusty roll filled with reduced fat cheese and other fillings that are oven baked. The ‘melts’ were introduced as a replacement for garlic bread, and their popularity show that making small changes to GREEN up a menu can pay off. Jennifer is continually looking at ways to increase the sales of her healthy meal choices. This year, slightly reducing the price of spaghetti bolognaise and matching this with a smaller serve size has already seen an increase in sales. A well-deserved Gold Award for Coombabah SS.

 Vicky, Jennifer and Juanita