The Role of a Healthy School Canteen
As part of the school environment, a canteen is in a unique position to make a positive contribution to students’ health and welfare. The functions of school canteens are to:
- provide a service to the school community
- provide a variety of nutritious and attractively presented food and drinks at a reasonable cost and reinforce classroom learning
- The canteen provides a rewarding opportunity for parents to be involved in their child’s school. A canteen can become an essential source of nutrition education that supports what students learn in the classroom and supports a whole school approach to healthy eating such as; the school produce garden.