How to get started

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Step 1.
Contact the TSCA on (03) 6223 8023 or email on alicia@tascanteenassn.org.au to arrange a visit by a SmartFood Program team member in your area to meet with the Canteen Manager, Principal, SEO and MWEW coordinator, where possible. The four areas of the SmartFood Program and how it links to the whole school will be explained at this meeting.

Step 2.
Commence self-assessment by completing the School Canteen Checklist in the Management Section or our Handbook pages 47 to 50 or click on the link.

Step 3.
Provide a copy of your current menu to the TSCA Smart Food Program team and complete Form 4 which can be found in the SmartFood Program section – Forms and Templates starting on page 95 of our Handbook. These can help you determine what level to aim for. This will also provide a solid starting point for discussion on the SmartFood Program process.

Step 4.
Have a read of Sections A, B, C and D of our Handbook to help you begin the accreditation process. It’s not hard to do.

Step 5.
Make sure that your canteen is registered as a Food Business with your Local Council.

To help keep track of where you are at in with your accreditation we have a checklist you can download to stick on the fridge or somewhere handy so you can tick off what you have achieved so far. Remember that we are there to support you every step of the way!