A study in fresh flavours

Canteen manager Debra McCulloch. Photo by Damjan Janevski.

By Esther Lauaki

Students are focusing on freshness and healthier food choices at Point Cook Senior Secondary College.

Canteen manager Debra McCulloch said students at the VCE campus enjoyed healthy options on the lunch menu.

“We prepare three different meals each day … anything from roasted chicken to bolognaise or caesar salad to go with a selection of
salads, fruit and sandwiches,” Ms McCulloch said.

“The students love it … a lot of the kids are playing sports and they don’t want to feed their bodies with bad food.”

She said chicken was always a winner with the hungry teens.

“Anything with chicken in it, they love,” Ms McCulloch said.

“We try and keep things very healthy so hot food is mostly done in the oven and nothing is deep fried.”

All Wyndham schools are being encouraged to join a state competition to find Victoria’s healthiest school canteen.

Entries are open for the Capture Your Canteen photo competition run by the state Healthy Eating Advisory Service.

Schools that enter will be in the running for $500 to go towards promoting healthy eating.

Dietitian and Capture Your Canteen manager Margaret Rozman said the competition was a fun way to recognise and celebrate canteens and the hard-working people who keep them running.

“Many schools are doing a fantastic job to promote healthy options and to make healthy eating an enjoyable part of every day for kids and teens,” Ms Rozman said.

Entries are open until May 31. Details: heas.health.vic.gov.au/captureyourcanteen