Our Fresh Tastes Partners
When everyone works together towards a common goal, great things can happen. That’s why Fresh Tastes has been so successful in promoting healthy food and drink choices – because we’ve already partnered with organisations and businesses that share our vision for healthier Canberra schools.
These partners offer Fresh Tastes schools a range of discounted services, resources and incentives to make being a healthier school easier.
ACT Nutrition Support Service
Delivered by Nutrition Australia ACT, ACT Nutrition Support Service (ACTNSS) is your one-stop-shop for free nutrition advice and support for all schools and canteens in the ACT. The ACTNSS provides Fresh Tastes schools with a range of nutrition resources including fact sheets, healthy recipes, and menu planning ideas specifically for ACT School canteens. Visit the ACT Nutrition Support Service website.
ACT Council of Parents & Citizens Associations
The ACT Council of Parents & Citizens Associations is the peak body of ACT public school Parents and Citizens Associations (P&Cs). They promote the interests of parents and other school community members to government and help P&Cs to operate effectively. The Council supports P&C canteens working with Fresh Tastes. Visit the the ACT Council of Parents and Citizens Associations website.
Healthy Kids Association
Healthy Kids Association: The Healthy Kids Association (HKA) is a non-profit, non-government health promotion charity. They promote and influence healthy food choices for children, and support school canteens to make the healthiest choices possible. Schools involved in Fresh Tastes can access HKA memberships and a range of canteen support services. Visit the Healthy Kids Association website.
Nutrition Australia ACT
Nutrition Australia ACT is a not-for-profit, non-government, community-based organisation and a division of one of Australia’s peak nutrition education bodies. Qualified health professionals and educators provide a range of nutrition advisory services for ACT schools. Nutrition Australia ACT provides Fresh Tastes schools with professional learning for teachers on nutrition education and canteen support. Visit the Nutrition Australia ACT website
Association of Parents and Friends of ACT Schools Inc. (APFACTS)
APFACTS is the peak non-government school parent voice for the ACT, built by parents for parents to have an active voice in education issues. APFACTS represents the interests of its membership though engagement with government and key stakeholder groups, as well as keeping its membership informed on the latest and emerging education issues. They with Fresh Tastes to promote parent/school partnerships around healthy food and drinks. Visit the APFACTS website.
Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation
Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden provides inspiration, information, training and support to primary schools across Australia so students can grow and cook fresh food from their school kitchen garden as part of classroom activities. Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden provides a package of support exclusive to Fresh Tastes schools that includes professional learning, curriculum resources and various membership benefits. Visit the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation website.
Greening Australia are working to create healthy, productive landscapes across Australia where people and nature can thrive. They help Fresh Tastes schools to set up bush tucker gardens, by supplying edible bush tucker plants, educating teachers and students about their use and planting them with students. Visit the Greening Australia website.
Smash Enterprises: Smash have donated Nude Food Movers products to schools involved in Fresh Tastes to use for demonstrations, displays and prizes for 'Nude Food Day' competitions. Nude Food Day is about encouraging and educating parents, teachers and students on the importance of packing healthy, rubbish free lunches. Visit the Smash Nude Food Movers website.
Rodney's Plants Plus
Rodney’s Plants Plus is a local garden centre that provides Canberrans with gardening supplies and advice about how to design and maintain their gardens. Rodney’s Plants Plus provides Fresh Tastes schools with discounted vouchers for equipment and supplies for their school garden. Visit the Rodney's Plants Plus website.
Sauvage Urbain and Scanpan
Sauvage Urbain is a kitchen retail chain in Canberra that supplies the world's greatest kitchenware brands. Fresh Tastes schools can access discounted cooking equipment and supplies. Scanpan, one of the kitchenware brands, has donated free gifts for participating schools. Visit the Sauvage Urbain website.
The Green Shed
The Green Shed provides Canberrans with an alternative to depositing their unwanted items to landfill and then resells them to the community. The Green Shed provides Fresh Tastes schools with a range of free building materials to assist them with establishing and maintaining their gardens. Visit the Green Shed website.
Tom’s Superfruits Super Store
Tom’s Superfruits Super Store at Belconnen Fresh Food Markets offers a range of fresh produce and grocery essentials. Tom’s Superfruits Super Store provides discount cards to families and staff members of Fresh Tastes schools to purchase fresh produce. Visit the Tom's Superfruits Super Store website.
FEEDinc. offers nutrition services in the Canberra region by experienced accredited dietitians. FEEDinc. provides Fresh Tastes schools interactive workshops for parents that focus on healthy lunchboxes, balanced meals and healthy snacks. Visit the FEEDinc website.
The Healthy Eating Hub
The Healthy Eating Hub is a private practice in Canberra with a team of qualified nutritionists and dietitians. The Healthy Eating Hub shares tips with parents to prepare healthy food for their family via school newsletter articles. Visit the Healthy Eating Hub website.
The Nutrition Magician
The Nutrition Magician promotes healthy lifestyle messages to young children across NSW and the ACT in a fun and engaging way. Magic Craig offers Fresh Tastes schools a performance that explores healthy food and drink and the magic it has on the human body. Visit the Nutrition Magician website.
Mr Tim & the Food Detective
Mr Tim & the Food Detective solve exciting food mysteries together to teach healthy eating messages to students. They are performing their musical to schools involved in Fresh Tastes to engage students who are learning about nutrition in the classroom. Visit the Mr Tim & the Food Detective website.
Get Kids Cooking
Get Kids Cooking offers Fresh Tastes schools all the ingredients and equipment needed to run cooking sessions with students. They also run professional learning sessions for educators about the practical aspects of cooking at school. Visit the Get Kids Cooking website.
Interested in becoming a Fresh Tastes partner?
We're always looking for more businesses and community organisations. If Fresh Tastes sounds like a good fit for your business or community organisation, please get in touch - we'd love to hear from you!
Your business or organisation could help in a number of ways:
- provide schools with discounted services, supplies and materials to deliver cooking and growing experiences to students
- help build the capacity of schools to teach students about nutrition, gardening and cooking
- help educate school communities about making healthy food and drink choices
- support school canteens to provide healthy food and drink options
- offer families discounts to buy local fresh fruit and vegetables
As a Fresh Tastes partner, we'll let schools know about what you have to offer, using this website and other avenues of communication. All Fresh Tastes partnerships are subject to signing a Collaboration Deed with the ACT Government.