This is held each Tuesday. All students are required to have their order written on a packet or envelope with the correct money enclosed. Your co-operation will ensure your child is eating a good lunch.
Smart Choices – Healthy Food and Drink
Schools have an important role in promoting healthy eating and physical activity to students and providing an environment that supports a healthy lifestyle. A healthy diet can improve behaviours critical to educational success and performance at school. Effective school based nutrition and health interventions can also help improve academic performance.
Tuckshops are an important part of the school environment; they can model healthy food and drink choices that are tasty, interesting and affordable, and provide the means to put into practice nutrition messages taught in the classroom.
Biggenden State School supports the Healthy Food and Drink Supply Strategy for Queensland Schools. The school canteen complies with these recommendations and students are encouraged to become aware of and follow the guidelines by choosing food and drinks from the “Have Plenty” Green category.
• Are excellent sources of important nutrients
• Are low in saturated fat and / or added sugar and / or salt
• Help to avoid an intake of excess energy (kilojoules)
Included are bread, cereals, rice, pasta, noodles, vegetables, fruit, reduced fat milk, yoghurt, cheese, lean meat, fish, poultry, eggs, nuts and legumes. Providing a range of healthy food choices is important for variety. Water is an important part of this category.