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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 to services and information, designed to support you and your tuckshop.

Our latest news and resources

We all want our volunteers to be happy, get satisfaction from their time volunteering in the tuckshop, and to continue to volunteer, so it is important to let them know how valued they...
4 May 2023
Cannonvale State School Cade Study
At Cannonvale State School, in the Whitsunday region of North Queensland, big changes have been happening in the health and wellbeing of the whole school community. It all began in...
2 May 2023
Are you looking for ways to upgrade tuckshop equipment, but don’t have the funds? Or not quite sure where to look and compare products? Do you operate in a low-socio economic area? SilverChef...
2 May 2023

Tuckshop-friendly recipes

Browse our 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 for her Sweet and Sour Chicken.

Versatile recipe can be used as a roll filling or as a pasta topping.
Recipe courtesy of David Pugh, Executive Chef of Restaurant Two, Brisbane.
These yummy pancakes are sweet and delicious and sure to be a hit with kids of all ages.



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.  

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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