Healthy School Canteen

Includes resources to support transitioning to healthier school canteens for school leaders, canteen managers, parents, and communities.

ACT Healthy Food and Drink Choices

Standards for food and drinks available to staff, volunteers, and visitors for ACT Health premises; links to Healthy Food and Drink Choices and Vending Machine Management Policies.

Healthy Choices website

Guidelines to help workplaces, hospitals and health services, parks, and sporting centers provide healthy foods and drinks.

Malaysia Guide for Healthy School Canteen Management

Standards for foods and beverages served and sold in Malaysian schools. News article on implementation of nutrition standards: Rajaendram R. Ensuring children chomp on healthy treats. The Star Malaysia. 2018 Jan 21. Education.

India’s School Children Regulation

India’s regulation including restrictions on the advertising, marketing, or selling of food products high in saturated fat or trans-fat or added sugar or sodium on school campuses or to school children in an area within fifty meters from the school gate in any direction.

NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy

This website contains a variety of resources for schools implementing the strategy, including webinars, guidance on how to develop menus, sample recipes, portion size guides, etc., as well as a link to the Food and Drink Criteria booklet summarizing the criteria and providing implementation guidance.


Searchable database of implemented policies to promote healthy diets and reduce obesity. Use Section O (Offer healthy food and set standards in public institutions and other specific settings) to search for public food procurement examples.

New York City Food Standards website

Describes comprehensive standards that apply to all food purchased and served by city agencies, including specific standards and implementation guides, along with communications materials.

Eating Well in Government Venues website

Model policies for policymakers. Website links to resources on creating healthy food service on government property and an infographic on buying food for health and equity.

Uruguayan Schools Slowly Say Goodbye to Junk Food.

Describes the bill passed by the Chamber of Deputies to prohibit the promotion and advertising of junk food on school premises. Law 19.140: “Proteccion de la Salud de la Poblacion Infantil y Adolescente a Traves de la Promocion de Habitos Alimenticios Saludables.” (2014)