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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, Chief Executive Officer 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.

Source: ABC News Gone are the days of the chocolate drive being the only option for the school fundraiser!...
21 February 2024
Welcome to the Term 1, 2024 edition of Talking Tuckshops. Distributed to all schools across Queensland, even if you’re not a QAST member, this newsletter is a useful tool for...
21 February 2024
The Queensland Association of School Tuckshops was thrilled to join the Health Minister, Shannon Fentiman MP, local member Grace Grace MP, and Health and Wellbeing Queensland...
25 January 2024
Healthy Lunchbox Week (4 to 10 February, 2024) is an initiative of Nutrition Australia that aims to inspire Australian families to create healthy and enjoyable lunchboxes. Did you...
16 January 2024
The Queensland Association of School Tuckshops’ Creating Connections through Cooking program was recognised as a Finalist in the prestigious Bendigo Bank Community Group...
21 November 2023
On Friday, 3 November, tuckshops across Queensland were recognised and celebrated for their tireless work and dedication to their school communities. Our hearts were warmed...
7 November 2023
Deanne Wooden will step up as the Chief Executive Officer of the Queensland Association of School Tuckshops (QAST), bringing more than 20 years’ experience in progressing public...
3 October 2023
A family favourite, packed full of hidden veggies, has been awarded the top prize in the Queensland Association of School Tuckshops’ annual Tuckshop Recipe of the Year contest. The...
14 September 2023
Mexican delights, a veggie-packed butter chicken and a vegan nourish bowl are among the delicious tuckshop treats vying for the top gong in the Queensland Association of School Tuckshops...
30 August 2023
In this Queensland Multicultural Month, the extraordinary work being done through the Queensland Association of School Tuckshops’ Connections Through Cooking Program is set...
8 August 2023
The Eat Right, Play Right, Learn Well program launched in 2022 with a $20 million fund for playground and tuckshop upgrades at schools in high-priority, disadvantaged communities....
3 August 2023
Beerwah State School recently hosted two, fourth-year Nutrition and Dietetics students from the University of the Sunshine Coast to complete a 5-week long public health nutrition...
20 July 2023
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