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QAST is committed to advocating on behalf of tuckshop convenors to display the positive and professional manner in which they carry out their role and the importance of tuckshops and canteens in the school environment.

Tuckshops are a major contributor to the diets of students and QAST would welcome media opportunities which can show how they provide nutritious, safe and affordable food services at school.

For media enquiries please contact Chris Ogden, Executive Services Manager on (07) 3324 1511 or 0431 302 237 or email


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View our latest news articles to find our what’s happening at QAST and within school tuckshops.

This article in our series on Energising your Volunteer Program focuses on ways to show your volunteers how much you and the school community value them. If your volunteers feel they...
18 August 2022
A Dalby school tuckshop has taken out first place in the Queensland Association of School Tuckshops’ 2022 Recipe of the Year competition. The panel of judges simply couldn’t look...
18 August 2022
Have you ever made a new year’s resolution, only to find it broken before school even starts? More than half of all resolutions fail, with one third not making it past the end of January....
19 July 2022
An inclusive tuckshop menu is one that caters for the entire school community.   Children follow special diets for many reasons, including allergies, food intolerances,...
19 July 2022
To support and empower tuckshops to become more financially viable, in 2019 QAST worked closely with 21 Queensland schools in the Tuckshop Turnaround Project. The project was funded...
28 June 2022
This article in our series on Energising your Volunteer Program focuses on recruitment, which is considered by many as the hardest component of a successful volunteer program. Here’s...
17 May 2022
Good gut health is crucial to a well-functioning immune system, which can help your body fight off infectious diseases like COVID-19. What happens in your gut can also affect many...
13 April 2022
Whole grains are nutrient powerhouses that provide over 26 nutrients essential to support a child’s growth, brain function and immunity; but few Aussie kids eat enough. Many of the...
13 April 2022
The turnaround queen of Oakleigh State School tuckshop, Tammy Drake, has bid farewell to the convenor role, leaving the tuckshop in a thriving position with a focused vision for the...
6 April 2022
As the COVID fog begins to clear, we’re starting to discover that some of the trends that appeared in the pandemic may be here to stay. Read on to explore what’s sticking around, along...
22 March 2022
The Queensland Tuckshop Snapshot Survey conducted in 2018 highlighted a lack of financial knowledge in tuckshop convenors. In fact, it showed that many convenors are unaware of...
10 March 2022
Beryl celebrates 40 years of tuckshop service. It’s the end of an era at Harristown State School in...
9 March 2022
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