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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 welcomes media opportunities which can show how they provide nutritious, safe and affordable food services at school.

For media enquiries please contact Deanne Wooden, Senior Projects Manager on (07) 3324 1511 or 0458 029 688 or email, or Chrissy Buzzard, Communications Manager, on (07) 3324 1511 or email


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Latest News

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

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
ONLY 2.8 per cent of Queensland kids are eating enough veggies, but school tuckshops have taken note and are doing something about it. The Chief Health Officer’s recently released...
18 April 2023
In late 2021, QAST was approached by Yugumbir State School principal to provide additional support services, beyond those services offered as part of membership with the Association,...
5 April 2023
Thriving veggie gardens and a tuckshop menu that is delicious … and healthy, are just two of the exciting milestones achieved at Loganholme State School, one year after they adopted...
4 April 2023
It’s the end of an era at Ipswich Girls Grammar School, with long time convenor, Lorie Robinson, hanging up the apron one last time, after 27 years of service. It all began with the desire...
4 April 2023
Healthy Lunchbox Week (5 to 11 February, 2023) is an initiative of Nutrition Australia that aims to inspire Australian families to create healthy and enjoyable lunchboxes. Did you...
2 February 2023
We wrapped up another successful year of our Creating Connections through Cooking project with a celebratory picnic in Brisbane on Wednesday, 7 December 2022. Hosted by QAST Project...
25 January 2023
Parents of around 76,000 Queensland school children are using tuckshops to feed their children lunch at least three times per week during the school year. Finding healthy options...
24 January 2023
The Queensland Government’s School Playground and Tuckshop Upgrades Program is a great opportunity for state schools to apply for funding to upgrade their tuckshops. The Queensland...
16 November 2022
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