In partnership with YMCA Canberra and the ACT Council of P&C Associations, during 2018/19 we worked with 8 ACT Government high schools to transform the food environment within their school.

The following schools participated in Create a Café:

  • Alfred Deakin High School
  • Amaroo School
  • Black Mountain School
  • Caroline Chisholm School
  • Gold Creek School
  • Kingsford Smith School
  • Mount Stromlo High School

These schools were supported with:

  • a funky furniture “café style” fit out made from recycled materials
  • local café champions and mentors to work with students and the school canteen
  • Entrepreneurs: IYM design-thinking curriculum to empower students to lead the process
  • Food&Me nutrition education resources to build credible nutrition knowledge
  • professional learning for teachers and workshops for food service providers
  • ”Shark tank” style pitch events for students to celebrate their innovations
  • Up to $3000 in seed funding for selected school projects
  • personalised support from the IYM team at ACT Health
Page last updated on: 5 Feb 2020