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Did you know?

Your child is more likely to thrive at school if they feel happy, confident and secure.

Tasmanian Government schools provide a range of services and programmes to support the health and wellbeing of your child.

Many of these are strongly connected to what your child will be learning in class.

School canteens

  • Healthy eating is encouraged in all Tasmanian Government schools.
  • School canteens have a central role in the education and health of the students and schools they serve.
  • Schools work hard to help ensure children learn about being healthy and active – and that the food served in canteens is healthy!
  • Many schools are participating in the Canteen Accreditation Programme which offers a model of best practice for canteens and provides guidelines and procedures for high quality and safe food service for school students and staff.
  • For information on your school’s canteen operating hours, ordering arrangements and menu, contact your child’s school.

Move Well Eat Well!

  • Over 100 Tasmanian Government schools are now participating in the Move Well Eat Well Programme.
  • The programme works to create a whole school environment that promotes healthy eating and physical activity. It provides primary schools with a simple framework, resources and recognition for promoting messages around healthy eating and physical activity to support good health.
  • The programme provides healthy lifestyle messages parents can give their children at home.

What you can do to help

  • Send your child to school with water in their drink bottle.
  • Limit high fat, salty and sugary foods to special occasions.
  • Pack two serves of fruit and up to five serves of vegetables in your child’s lunchbox.
  • If you need help with knowing the right kind of food to put in your child’s lunchbox there are lots of resources on the Move Well Eat Well website – go to to find out more.

Start the Day Right

  • Breakfast is important because it provides the body with fuel after an overnight fast. A healthy breakfast provides your body with the nutrients and energy needed to get through the day.
  • Encouraging children to eat a nutritious breakfast and providing them with the opportunity to do so is important for a range of reasons including health, success at school and overall wellbeing.

Where can I get more information:

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