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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.
 

Get the latest tuckshop news, advice and ideas in this dedicated online magazine.

Our latest news and resources

Most school tuckshops sell a range of drinks. Drinks can be sold on their own, or as part of a meal deal or combo. Choosing the right drinks for your school can be tricky. The vast range...
17 April 2024
The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) have revealed a concerning decline in fruit, vegetable, and milk apparent consumption among Australians In response,...
17 April 2024
The Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) has handed down its decision to increase the Queensland minimum wage by 5.75% effective on and from 1 September 2023. When...
2 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.

A delicious burrito with lots of veggies that kids don’t even realise are there.
This warm and wholesome spiced pumpkin risotto is tasty, full of energy and fills your belly.
This easy Indian Red Lentil Dahl recipe is a must-try if you love a flavorful and healthy curry.

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.  

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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