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Healthy Lunchbox Week

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 know children

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Bento Box

A complete lunch box option full of colour and nutritious food. All in one handy bento box for ease in prep and delivery.

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Celebrating Connections

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 Officer, Astri

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Tuckshop not just a treat anymore

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 when relying

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Eko Pak by Pac Food Pty Ltd

Eko Pak is Pac Food’s range of  sustainable tableware committed to protecting our environment. 100% Natural – biodegradable and compostable products. Discover their amazing pricing in combination with their freight

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HLP Controls

HLP Controls represents innovation, quality and precision in measurement and testing technology. They distribute an extensive range of measurement, monitoring and control equipment to the food, medical and electrical industries

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School Playground and Tuckshop Upgrades

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 Association of School Tuckshops

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Performance Review

Performance Reviews

A performance review is a formal assessment in which a manager evaluates an employee’s work performance, identifies strengths and weaknesses, offers feedback, and sets goals for future performance. Having a performance

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2022 Tuckshop Day Celebrations

On Friday, 4 November, tuckshops across Queensland were recognised and celebrated for their tireless work and dedication to their school communities. Our hearts were warmed to see the outpouring of

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Sample Tuckshop Menus

Keen to make your tuckshop menu healthier and have no idea where to start? Healthy and profitable menus don’t need to be super-extensive catering to all the latest food fads.

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Make the moo-ve to dairy

The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend eating dairy foods every day. The foods and drinks in this group are excellent sources of calcium, which is important for strong, healthy bones. Not

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Halloween Tuckshop Ideas

Halloween Tuckshop Ideas

Celebrated each year on 31 October, Halloween is a favourite with the kids and a great opportunity to get creative in the tuckshop. If you’re thinking of joining in the spooky fun by offering special meal deals or treats, we’ve pulled together some fun (and healthy) options to include on your menu.

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Basic Tomato Pasta Sauce

Basic Tomato Pasta Sauce

This is a great base recipe for a variety of different dishes. You can make it in bulk and store it in the freezer to repurpose it in several different ways including pasta, lasagne, pizza sauce and baked beans.

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Savoury Mince

Savoury Mince

This savoury mince is a twist on an old classic. It can be made with fresh, frozen or tinned vegetables, whatever you have on hand. It also has plenty of flavour without added salt. A favourite with the kids!

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Gluten-free foods

Gluten-free foods in the tuckshop

Gluten is a protein found naturally in wheat, rye and barley-based products. These are generally foods such as bread, pasta, wraps, noodles, baked goods, cereals, and breaded and coated foods.

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Staffing Expense Calculator

Getting your staffing expenses right, up front, is crucial to the good financial management of a school tuckshop. It’s important to determine an appropriate number of staff based on school

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