Resources and support

Get to know the resources and support services available to help NSW schools with implementing the Healthy School Canteens Strategy.

The tools and advice services on this page can help principals and school leaders to:

  • understand and apply the Food and Drink Criteria
  • plan a healthy menu
  • look up the Health Star Rating of packaged products
  • classify foods on the menu correctly as Everyday or Occasional
  • complete and submit a menu check to the Menu Check Service
  • source great ideas, helpful tips and recipes
  • operate a healthy and viable canteen.


Download and access the following tools and guidance for planning a menu that complies with the Strategy.

Support services

Primary schools

Contact your Local Health District Health Promotion Officers

Secondary and central schools

Call the Healthy Food Information Service on Tel: 1800 930 966 (9am-3pm, Mon-Fri) or email

Healthy Kids Association

For all canteen-related enquiries, phone (02) 9876 1300 (TOLL FREE) or 1300 723 850 from outside Sydney.

Menu Check Service

Visit the menu check page to learn more. For further information, contact the Menu Check Service on phone (02) 9133 8711 or email

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