Smart School Canteen

About Smart School Canteen

SMART FOUNDATION is a charitable and ISO 9001:2008 certified organisation. We plan to run a canteen at your school premises during break time as “SMART SCHOOL CANTEEN”. We intend to provide a wide range of food, varying from snacks to healthy sandwiches. All the accumulated surplus fund shall be used to run our various projects for the upliftment of elementary education among the under privileged students in our society.
Our commitment is cleanliness while selling and preparing the food. We have taken all precautions to ensure that we provide clean and hygienic food to the students. We will not compromise on the quality, hygiene and cleanliness of the food that we will supply. We will operate the school canteen in the break times as per the school break schedules.

We also have the provision to run a live Canteen in your school premises for the boarders, day scholars and staff. In order to run a live Canteen, we need to check the adequate space and amenities available in your school. Our team of experts will visit your school premises and check the space available along with various amenities available with you to run the live Canteen.

Our Price Range

All the food we are going to provide in the canteen will be bought by ourselves or prepared in our base kitchen. The price range will be between Rs. 10 to Rs. 30. Our main aim is to provide wholesome and nutritious food to the students at a cheaper price so that they can get the right amount of nutrition and calories while they are in school. The various items in the menu are designed keeping in mind the exact intake of calories for a student who is attending the school.

Our Food Philosophy

We firmly believe that children deserve to eat good quality, pure and healthy food whenever possible and especially at school.
These are the big statements that we follow obsessively:
Food should be made of Food, (including nothing that is artificial) Food should be made in a kitchen (not a factory) Food should be made by people (not machines) The School Canteen also supports the concepts of environmental sustainability as it relates to Food and Food production. These are our principles:
Food should be grown around here. Food should be made around here. Food should be eaten around here. These basic ideas have been developed to provide a core ideology for the business operations of The School Canteen. We believe that with these clear and simple ideas we can build a business that is focused and driven and deliver what our clients want and need, good,healthy food. The School Canteen is aligned with the “Fresh Tastes" NSW Healthy School Canteen strategy.

Food should be made of Food

Food is an integral part of our health and wellbeing. The School Canteen staunchly adheres to the idea of using pure food and choosing food products that are minimally processed and or packaged. The flow-on health benefits of this achievement are enormous, are acknowledged by health professionals and hopefully tangible in childrenʼs behavior and well being. The School Canteen would like to contribute to the good health of children and this is how we will do it

Elimination of Processed Food

Progressively, The School Canteen eliminates the vast majority of processed food from our canteens. We like our food inputs to be as minimally processed as possible. There are no pies or packets of chips.

Eliminate chemical additives in foods

This covers all artificial flavorings, artificial preservatives and artificial colourings. We all know why.

Eliminate Junk

No junk food. Ever.

Increase Whole Foods

We believe in wholesome food made of whole unprocessed produce. We fill our menu with real foods from Pizza to Pasta, from Curry to Risotto. Our whole foods are exciting and tasty which is why the kids love it!

Increase traditional foods

We focus on simple traditional foods you and they will recognise and connect with. Our food is familiar, flavorsome and comfortable yet interesting so the kids will experiment and explore new things.

Increase fresh produce

Fresh, seasonal food is our passion. We source it, we make delicious wholesome food from it and we serve it.

More Fibre. Less Fat. Less Sugar

In our mind dietary fibre goes up by increasing fresh produce and removing processed foods.Remove junk food and excess fat and sugar goes too. Simple.

Food should be made in a kitchen (not a factory)

It is key to our philosophy that food should be made in kitchens. Certainly some kitchensneed to be big, but there is a fundamental difference between a kitchen and a food factory or processing plant. We believe children should eat food made simply and traditionally, in kitchens, just like our ancestors have used for millennia. We do not use food irradiation, major distillation plants or fermentation tanks. In fact we propose that you should not eat any food that our grandparents, or their peers in other cultures, could not reasonably be expected to recognise as food.

Food should be made by people (not machines)

As a logical extension of the location our food is prepared, it should be made by people,ideally by people we know at one level or another. Giant monoculture farms and food processing facilities use very few people to produce the food they make.What we provide to families who use our services is our time, with a real person converting real raw produce into real food.

Food should be grown around here.

This covers the local food concept, striving to reduce food miles wherever possible. We use local fresh foods wherever they are a viable alternative. Seasonality is also key to our operations.

School Gardens

Kids want to learn where their food comes from. They need to know how much work goes into growing a beetroot or some beans.We fervently believe that the school vegetable garden is critical to a child's schooling and we work closely with our schools to foster that involvement. We are developing a “”seed to plate”program where children getto see the transition from seeds to a meal, over a term, and they get to eat it!

Food should be made around here.

Finally, in order to complete the circle, food needs to be consumed close to the kitchen, be that at home or at the canteen. Eat together and eat local.

Increase fresh produce

Fresh, seasonal food is our passion. We source it, we make delicious wholesome food from it and we serve it.

What The Smart School Canteen hopes to achieve.

Over time our food program in schools will undoubtedly lead to benefits in many areas of current concern. We hope that these are some of them:

    Life long good food habits
    Interest in cooking
    Cultural links and awareness
    Decrease in behavioural problems, obesity and allergies
    Better meals at home
    Increase in parents volunteering in the canteen
    Environmental benefits
    Interest in gardening
    Food appreciation
    Appreciation of the contributions to society made by food growers