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


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.

Access resources to help you serve healthier foods and drinks in your tuckshop.

Our latest news and resources

More than 35 migrant and refugee women ready to volunteer in school tuckshops will no longer receive support after an innovative local cooking project failed to secure further government...
21 May 2024
New data from Volunteering Queensland shows that volunteering numbers across the state continue to plummet… and school tuckshops are not immune. The State of Volunteering in Queensland...
8 May 2024
Finding volunteers continues to be one of THE biggest barriers tuckshops face. The volunteer landscape has changed immensely over the past decade and it seems to get harder with each...
18 April 2024

Tuckshop-friendly recipes

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

The 2023 Recipe of the Year, which is proudly supported by Health and Wellbeing Queensland, was awarded to Angelique from Southport State School for her Butter Chicken.

This delicious, nutty-flavoured salad, which is just as nice served hot or cold is a great option for secondary school tuckshops....
This warm and wholesome spiced pumpkin risotto is tasty, full of energy and fills your belly.
A quick, easy and cheap pasta dish that’s easy to whip up in the tuckshop or at home.



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


Implement clear, documented procedures and records in your tuckshop.


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


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.  

Healthier Tuckshops

A range of FREE resources to help you achieve a healthier tuckshop menu.

Sustainable Tuckshops

See how to make healthy and environmentally friendly food choices.

Use our policy and procedure templates to operate a successful tuckshop.

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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