Newcastle High School

Quality education in a caring environment

Telephone02 4969 3177

Emailnewcastle-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Canteen Menu

 

Our Canteen is run by Lillies and Limes Catering, which is committed to preparing fresh, nutritious and tasty food as part of the Healthy School Canteen strategy.

Ordering Food

We recommend students order lunch before school starts.

Images of the current menu are at the bottom of this page or click Canteen Menu for a pdf version you can print.

Text orders to 0427 547 170 before 9:00 am and your name!

  • All food allergies and dietary requirements can be met for every student in our canteen. 
  • Please pre order recess and lunch to make sure all allergy and dietarily requirements are met. 
  • As all our food goes pretty quickly I would recommend as many of you as possible order your lunch. 
  • Due to drought, bush fires and pandemic the price of fresh produce and milk has risen and our prices too.
  • We pride ourselves on the healthy food - therefore our canteen fresh produce is dearer than lesser foods. 

Healthy School Canteens Strategy

School canteens have an important role to play in providing healthy food and drink choices for students.

A healthy school canteen supports a 'whole-of-school' approach to student health and wellbeing, and reinforces healthy eating messages taught in the classroom.

The NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy supports a culture of healthy eating in school by:

  • promoting and increasing student access to healthier foods and drinks
  • decreasing student access to less healthy food and drinks
  • supporting water as a drink of choice
  • making a healthy choice an easy choice.

School canteens will promote freshly-made foods and only stock packaged goods that have a minimum 3.5 star Health Star Rating.

A new Healthy School Canteens Strategy replaces the current “traffic light” system in schools, which experts have found to be overly complex and too narrow in its consideration of nutrition. The new strategy offers simpler, easier to understand menus consistent with the latest Australian Dietary Guidelines.

Under the Healthy School Canteens Strategy:

  • fruits, vegetables, sandwiches, salads, pasta, and stir fries will make up at least 75 per cent of the menu
  • occasional foods, which will make up the remaining 25 per cent, will need to have a Health Star Rating of 3.5 stars or higher.
  • pies, sausage rolls and pizzas that are above the 3.5 star rating can be available at all times.

Cake stalls or fundraising initiatives will not be affected by the changes.

Providing healthier options in school canteens is one of the ways the NSW Government can achieve its target to reduce childhood obesity by five per cent by 2025.

Obesity has significant health impacts for children with around one in five NSW children between the ages of five and 16 being overweight or obese. The new strategy stipulates that food sold in school canteens is healthy for children.