What are the features of a good canteen?

What are the features of a good canteen?

What are the features of a good canteen?

The canteen characteristics include the use of organic food, having a meal policy, number of daily lunch meals served, serving system and outsourced to external contractors vs. those operated by the workplace/school.

How do you run a successful school canteen?

Pride yourself on the appearance of your food

  1. Promote yourself strategically. School canteens are a food business just like any other and cannot expect to be successful by adopting a ‘build it, and they will come’ approach.
  2. Jazz up your menu names.
  3. Make sure your presentation is top-notch.
  4. Consider going cashless.

What should school lunches include?

Since most children consume one-third of their daily calories at their midday meal, a nutritious lunch would typically include:

  • One serving of fruit.
  • One serving of vegetable.
  • Two servings of grains (bread, cereals, rice, pasta)
  • One serving from the meat group.
  • One serving from the dairy group.

What are nutrition standards?

Nutrition guidelines and standards (NGS) are rules, principles and recommendations designed to improve the nutritional quality and quantity, as well as the adequacy, of foods and meals in schools.

How can I improve my canteen facilities?

Canteen environment

  1. Keep your food service area, food display areas and equipment clean and tidy.
  2. Create a welcoming environment by keeping the area and furniture around the canteen clean, tidy and inviting.
  3. Ask classes or student groups to help decorate the canteen area with art works, posters and signs.

How do you set up a school canteen?

To ensure the food service is a financially viable business we encourage you to consider the following steps.

  1. School community support.
  2. Form a canteen committee.
  3. Survey the school.
  4. Create an ‘action plan’
  5. Develop a canteen/food service policy.
  6. Audit canteen/food service facilities.
  7. Register with the local council.
  8. Launch day.