The next Cluster meeting will be
Thursday 8th August at Colonel Light Gardens Primary- 3:30pm onwards. Please see our info page for further information.
Cluster meetings are a great opportunity to meet with other Canteen managers and staff to network, share ideas, menus, have a cuppa and a chat. If you would like help getting in contact with other Canteen managers and perhaps starting a group in you area, please let us know.
SA School Canteen Network (SASCN) is an independent, voluntary body. We are pivotal in supporting canteens to ensure healthy food and drink choices are available to all South Australian children in schools and pre-schools. Our aim is to be the 'Voice for SA School Canteens'.
The SASCN committee consists of Canteen managers and staff who volunteer their time to support school canteens.
Chairperson: Jill Drury - Hendon PS
Secretary: Caroline Coulter - Glenelg PS
Treasurer: Helen Lewis - Woodend PS
Polly Jarrett - Hallett Cove R-12
Sharon White - Eastern Fleurieu R-6
Julie Billing - Morphett Vale PS
Julie Stamatialis - Henley Beach PS
Cherie Honson- Parafield Gardens PS
Sue Lowe- The Pines Primary
Fraser Keegan- Right Bite Program
We are able to offer our services ranging from doing a menu assessment to visiting your school and completing a full canteen review with feedback and a written report. If you would like any further information regarding this, please contact us through the link at the bottom of this page.
"All about Allergens" online training has been developed to help everyone working in food service. The training will help you to be aware of the risks food allergies pose, help you identify and manage food allergens and provide help on how to respond to enquiries from customers with food allergies.
Visit www.foodallergytraining.org.au for access to free online training.
Many local Councils also offer a basic online Food Safety course - check your Council's website for further information.
The Department for Education is committed to supporting the SA School Canteen Network to engage with staff and volunteers in canteens across the state, ensuring schools can provide the best possible service to students, making their time at school as healthy as possible.
Good nutrition has a positive impact on the physical and scholastic performance of children, and the Right Bite Strategy provides comprehensive information that allows school canteens to decipher which products are best for their students, and how they can be incorporated into your menu.
The Strategy can be accessed at https://www.education.sa.gov.au/sites/g/files/net691/f/right_bite_manual_colour.pdf.
To further support canteens, the Department also has an email address where schools can enter their inquiries about the Right Bite Strategy [DECD.RightBite@sa.gov.au], or alternatively, call 8226 0517 for a chat.
Fraser Keegan: Right Bite Program
Newsletters are published each term and emailed at no cost to registered schools/canteen managers. If you wish to receive future editions of the SASCN newsletter, please register your email details with Polly Jarrett. firstname.lastname@example.org