Community Health & Medical

WA School Canteen Association: Healthy Food and Drink Policy - Hillaries

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN SCHOOL CANTEEN ASSOCIATION INC

Add to favourites

About Us

In Western Australia, public schools follow a ‘traffic light system’ for classifying foods that they provide to students through the food service (canteen) or class-based activities. Green (nutritious) foods fill most of the menu and Red foods are not permitted. This is mandatory under the Healthy Food and Drink policy and has been in place since 2007. The policy does not apply to the foods students bring to school in their lunchboxes. Parents can, however, support healthy eating by applying this simple traffic light system when filling lunchboxes