Can­teen a shin­ing star

Weekend Courier - - Street Watch -

STAR of the Sea Catholic Pri­mary School has one of the health­i­est can­teens in WA.

The can­teen was awarded a four-star rat­ing in the Star Can­teen Ac­cred­i­ta­tion Pro­gram (StarCAP2) , achiev­ing a 93 per cent rat­ing.

The school placed sec­ond over­all in the state.

StarCAP2 is a pro­gram that awards schools op­er­at­ing healthy can­teens by us­ing a star rat­ing. It is based on best man­age­ment prac­tice and cur­rent leg­isla­tive re­quire­ments.

Can­teen man­ager Tracy Skip­worth has worked tire­lessly over the past two years to pro­duce a wide se­lec­tion of healthy food.

Prin­ci­pal Steve Dowie said stu­dents had ben­e­fited from the in­tro­duc­tion of a school­wide healthy eat­ing pro­gram, which had re­moved all ‘red www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d480774 light’ food, and sig­nif­i­cantly re­duced sugar and salt from the avail­able food.

“We are also very proud of our par­ents and school com­mu­nity, who have sup­ported and pro­moted a healthy lunch box ini­tia­tive, elim­i­nat­ing un­healthy snacks and pro­cessed foods as well as sup­port­ing waste-wise ini­tia­tives that re­use, re­cy­cle and re­duce,” he said.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son

To your health... Star of the Sea Pri­mary school stu­dents cel­e­brate hav­ing one of WA’s health­i­est can­teens.

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