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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.
 

Involved in the operation of your school tuckshop? We want to hear from you.

Our latest news and resources

Australia is turning green and gold on Friday, 2 August 2024, in support of the Australian sporting teams. Green & Gold Day is for everyone. The athletes, the fans, the businesses,...
3 July 2024
Last week was Food Allergy Week, an awareness week by Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) and the National Allergy Council  to promote understanding of food allergy...
6 June 2024
New funding for tuckshop upgrades and investment in the School and Community Food Relief Program announced by Premier Steven Miles today, comes at a critical time for tuckshops and...
4 June 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 quick, easy and cheap pasta dish that’s easy to whip up in the tuckshop or at home.
This is a great recipe to make early in the day, and you can serve warm or cold. It also freezes very well, and doesn’t take too...
A delicious, nutritious, vegetarian salad masterpiece packed with goodness.

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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