School Trips

If the foods and drinks available to children during school trips are healthy options, it reinforces school messages about the importance of good nutrition.

This may require extra planning if children are going out of the school grounds or if external providers bring snacks to the school.

Teachers may need to discuss the school's healthy eating requirements with activity providers to ensure they understand and follow them.

What you can do

  • Ask your child's teacher about the food that will be available during school trips. If you find it unacceptable let them know and ask for a healthy alternative.
  • Encourage your school to prepare a policy explaining appropriate foods for trips and special events.