In 2018, more than one in five NSW children between the ages of 5 and 16 were above a healthy weight. Healthy eating and regular physical activity helps children and adolescents maintain a healthy weight.

The NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy is one component of the NSW Government’s Healthy Children Initiative that aims to reduce the number of children above a healthy weight. The strategy increases the availability of healthy food and drink options in school canteens to make the healthy choice, the easy choice.

For more information on the strategy including resources, tools, menu and recipe ideas head to: NSW Healthy School Canteens

The Food and Drink Benchmark document can be found at: The NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy: Food and Drink Criteria

Page Updated: Monday 21 September 2020
Contact page owner: Centre for Population Health