Food Smart Schools

Smart Choices

Food Smart Schools Community Projects

Need

In response to the rising rates of overweight and obesity, Qld schools needed framework to create whole of school environments that support healthy eating.

Schools needed support to implement Qld Government’s mandatory “ Smart Choices healthy Food and Drink Supply Strategy”.

Solution

We provided key input into the development of the Qld Government’s Smart Choices Healthy Food and Drink Supply Strategy as a key member of the Smart Choices technical and implementation reference groups (2004-present).

Smart Choices implementation partner, funded to provide expert advice, training and resources to support schools implementing the strategy.

Outcomes

Development of Nutrition in Schools support service including telephone and email enquiry lines, resources for canteens, fundraising and teachers, fact sheets, recipes, case studies, menu reviews, newsletters, canteen convenor training workshops.