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Queensland Association of School Tuckshops

The Queensland Association of School Tuckshops (QAST) is a not-for-profit membership association working with Queensland school communities to build capacity in tuckshops and improve health outcomes for children. Our vision is healthy tuckshops, healthy schools, healthy children and we exist to support Queensland tuckshops to serve sustainable, affordable, nutritious and safe food choices.

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Recipes

Browse our collection of tasty tuckshop recipes or submit your own.

Training

Gain the skills to run a successful tuckshop through our range of training courses.

Resources Centre

Tools to help run a profitable, safe and healthy food service for your school community.
 

Sample tuckshop menus to guide you on what to include and how it should look.

Our latest news and resources

10 Things to do before Christmas
We all want to start thinking about winding down for the Christmas holidays, but give yourself some peace of mind over the break by getting a few things done in Term 4 so you hit the ground...
21 November 2022
The Queensland Government’s School Playground and Tuckshop Upgrades Program is a great opportunity for state schools to apply for funding to upgrade their tuckshops. The Queensland...
16 November 2022
Performance Review
A performance review is a formal assessment in which a manager evaluates an employee’s work performance, identifies strengths and weaknesses, offers feedback, and sets...
15 November 2022

Tuckshop-friendly recipes

Browse our extensive range of tuckshop-friendly recipes to help inspire you and revitalise your tuckshop menu.

The 2022 Recipe of the Year, which is proudly supported by Health and Wellbeing Queensland, was awarded to Raelene from Dalby South State School.

Recipe courtesy of David Pugh, Executive Chef of Restaurant Two, Brisbane.
Recipe of the Year Winner 2021. Ideal for primary and secondary students. Fresh and a rainbow of colour!...

Resources

Staffing

Best practice documents to support your most valuable resource – your staff.

Operations

Implement clear, documented procedures and records in your tuckshop.

Volunteers

Information and tools to assist you in recruiting, training and retaining your volunteer base.

Marketing

Learn how to market to your diverse school communities and maximise your sales. 

Healthy School Events

Make school events healthy and fun and a leaning opportunity for children.  

Sustainable Tuckshops

See how to make healthy and environmentally friendly food choices.

Menu Planning

The menu controls the heart and soul of a tuckshop operation – the food.

Determine your financial goals and learn how to effectively manage your tuckshop to achieve them.

Smart Choices

Understand the Queensland Government’s Smart Choices Strategy.

Food Safety

Useful links, information and templates to ensure safe food is provided to students.

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