Healthy tuckshop menu inspiration
Healthy food environments in schools play an important role in helping children make healthy food and drink choices for life.
School tuckshops play a key part in this, and by offering a healthy menu you can help improve health outcomes for children.
QAST uses the Department of Education Smart Choices- Healthy Food and Drink Supply Strategy to guide our Menu Health Check service for members – to help you identify the strengths of your current menu and give you the tools and ideas to make it healthier.
Menus exceeding the minimum requirements of the strategy are given a 4-apple or 5-apple rating. We celebrate these achievements as these tuckshops are working hard to enable healthier school environments.
If you’re aspiring to deliver a menu that doesn’t just meet but exceeds, check out the QAST member menus* below for inspiration.
And remember, a healthy, profitable menu doesn’t need to be super extensive or complex. Aim for one or two pages, with well laid-out sections, and simple, healthy and easy to prepare options.
*Member permission has been granted to share these menus.
5-apple tuckshop menus
Cannonvale State School
Oonoonba State School
Southport State School
4-apple tuckshop menus
Yarrabilba State School
Robina State School
Eagleby State School
Cavendish Road State High School
Port Douglas State School
About the ratings
1-APPLE: Menu is not consistent with Smart Choices. (AMBER menu items dominate. RED items present)
2-APPLES: Menu is not consistent with Smart Choices. (Minimum 50% GREEN. RED items present)
3-APPLES: Menu meets the minimum requirements for Smart Choices. (50% to 64% GREEN. No RED items)
4-APPLES: A good menu – exceeds the minimum requirements for Smart Choices. (65% to 74% GREEN. No RED items)
5-APPLES: An outstanding menu – well exceeds the minimum requirements for Smart Choices. (75% or more GREEN. No RED items)