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Canteen

 

The Lara Lake PS canteen is overseen by HH Corporation (Hungry Hamper), an Australian family owned company. Leeann is our canteen operator who does a brilliant job running the canteen.

 

Lara Lake PS use the Victorian Government initiative 'Go For Your Life' which encourages:

  • Tap into water every day
  • Turn off, Switch to Play
  • Pack Fruit and Veg into your lunchbox
  • Stride and Ride
  • Limit Sometimes Food
  • Move, Play and Go

Our school canteen has an extensive menu with healthy options. Classes have regular fruit breaks so that students identify the benefits of brain food to switch them onto learning and students are encouraged to drink water regularly.

The canteen menu makes it easy for students to choose healthy snacks and meals by offering a variety of nutritious foods using the 3 categories:

  • Everyday category (green foods)
  • Select Carefully (amber foods)
  • Extra Foods (red foods)

The Lara Lake PS canteen offers a good choice of green foods, lesser choice of amber foods and limited choice of red foods.

Foods and drinks in the Everyday category are consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Children and Adolescents in Australia and are most suitable for school food services. Foods and drinks in the Everyday category are based on the basic food groups and include:

  • breads and cereals, rice, pasta, noodles
  • vegetables
  • fruits
  • dairy foods – reduced or low-fat milk, yoghurt and cheese
  • lean meat and poultry, fish, eggs, nuts* and legumes (dried beans and lentils)
  • water

At Lara LakePS we exclude nuts from our canteen foods. Some gluten free choices are available upon request.
For more information regarding food categories, please view: https://www.eduweb.vic.gov.au/edulibrary/public/schadmin/schops/healthycanteen/gfyl_policy.pdf