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QAST Tuckshop Network Meetings

With support from the Queensland Government, the Queensland Association of School Tuckshops hosts Tuckshop Network Meetings across the state. At these meetings, groups of tuckshop convenors or volunteers from schools in the local area are getting together once a Term or a couple of times each year to share their ideas. The meetings are of great benefit to tuckshop convenors and volunteers as they provide opportunities to interact with others who understand the issues faced in a tuckshop. Topics often discussed include:

Tuckshop convenors, volunteers and parent body representatives are welcome to attend and there is no cost. Light refreshments will be available.

View the Tuckshop Network Meeting schedule External Link.

QAST eMenu Tool

With funding support from the Queensland Government, the Queensland Association of School Tuckshops (QAST) has developed an eMenu External Link tool to assist schools in planning healthy menus. At eMenu you can find recipes, products, sample menus and more. You can also conduct your own Menu Health Check and get instant feedback on how your menu complies with Smart Choices.

School Menu Review Checklist

A quick menu review activity Adobe PDF document6.8M to evaluate your current tuckshop menu and to provide guidance for menu improvement if required.

Smart Choices Checklist

This checklist is provided to assist schools, their Principals, Parents and Citizens' Associations and Smart Choices Committee to establish at a glance whether the school complies with Smart Choices, the Healthy Food and Drink Supply Strategy for Queensland Schools.

Tuckshop refubishment

Points to consider when refurbishing a school tuckshop Microsoft® Word document225K has been developed in consultation with the Queensland Association of School Tuckshops and Nutrition Australia to assist school communities with refurbishing existing tuckshops.

Australian Dietary Guidelines

The Australian Dietary Guidelines Adobe PDF document External Link provide advice about the amount and kinds of foods we need to eat for health and wellbeing. To find out more about the guidelines visit the Eat for Health website.

Australian Guide to Healthy Eating

The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating Adobe PDF document External Link is a food selection guide which visually represents the proportion of the five food groups recommended for consumption each day in the Australian Dietary Guidelines. To find out more about the guide visit the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating page on the Eat for Health website.

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