Below are guidelines and tips to help you develop a well balanced and healthy school canteen menu.
Think about the skills and work load of those who prepare the food and the equipment available. For example, does the cook have enough time to prepare the food planned?
Remember to consider children from different cultures and also those with special nutritional needs when planning.
Concentrate on one category of food at a time. For example:
-Review the menu for variety and a balance of colours, flavours and ingredients each day
When planning your canteen menu view the fuelled4life buyers guide which lists food products that meet the criteria of the Food and Beverage Classification System designating them as being appropriate for eating 'Everyday' or 'Sometimes'.