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Our Coolangatta State School tuckshop is open every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Coolangatta’s Tuckshop is run on a Volunteer basis and always needs the assistance of volunteers to keep it open. If you can help out, please contact the school. Grandparents with blue cards are also welcome.
In recent years, the levels of obesity and poor dental health in young children and adults have increased dramatically. To help combat this problem, the Department of Education and the Arts has launched a healthy eating and drinking strategy for all Queensland schools. This strategy encourages nutritious foods and drinks and limits unhealthy items such as sweets, fried foods, cakes and soft drinks. The strategy was developed in close consultation with the state’s health representatives and parent associations. The strategy asked schools to follow guidelines that categorise foods by a “traffic light” system:
Green – “Have plenty”
Nutritious foods and drinks including breads, rice, pasta, noodles, vegetables, fruit, lean meat, fish, poultry, nuts and fruit juice.
Amber – “Select carefully”
Foods and drinks with some nutritional value and moderate amounts of saturated fat, sugar or salt, including processed meats, snack food bars and small serves of full-fat milk and yoghurt.
Red – “Serve occasionally"
Non-nutritious foods and drinks that are very high in fat, sugar and salt including all soft drinks, lollies, chocolates and fried foods such as hot chips. The new strategy will apply not only to school canteens but any area where food and drink is supplied in state schools. This includes fundraising events, vending machines, excursions, camps, classroom rewards, sports days and curriculum activities. The strategy does not affect food and drinks in lunches that students and staff prepare at home or birthday cakes that students bring to school. Information about the Healthy Food and Drink Strategy, including a set of frequently asked questions is available from the departmental website