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School canteen operations and food safety

05/02/2015 - 1:48 pm by: margret

In addition to providing the school community with nutritious and affordable

foods, the canteen should be based on good management practices and be financially


Experience shows that, with good management and marketing practices, a canteen can provide healthy foods and also be financially viable.

The school canteen is a small business. Like any business, it requires good management practices to be efficient and successful. Effective canteen

management requires that:

  •  everyone involved knows its goals and objectives and is familiar with its policies
  •   all staff and volunteers are adequately trained and supervised
  •  day-to-day operational procedures are structured and enforced

Food Safety Supervisors or mangers can complete their training online at or attend a local class.

The department of education and training have put together a helpful guideline for school canteen operations.

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