An ACT Government School


is a YMCA initiative developed to trial a new model of food services for ACT Schools.

Charnwood Dunlop Primary School is participating in this trial.  Y’s Bites canteen service is available for students and staff on a Friday.

Benefits for Families
  • Once a week lunch order opportunity – a break from lunch box packing on Fridays!
  • Y’s Bites is offering only healthy choices, so whatever your child wishes to order you can be sure it has the high nutritional value they need to get through a day of quality learning
  • Families order and pay online through by 5pm Thursday
  • Hot & cold healthy choice menu aligned with the ACT Public School Food and Drink Policy
Benefits for the School Community
  • YMCA provides a delivered in food service once a week directly to the school
  • No transactional ordering or payment requirements for the school
  • No financial cost to the school
  • YMCA provides promotional materials such as newsletter snippets and posters to the designated school contact
  • YMCA operates under a Healthy Food and Drink Policy aligned to the ACT Public school policy
  • Responsibility and leadership opportunity for senior students to be rostered for weekly distribution of lunch orders to classrooms
  • YMCA packaging and food transport solutions are recyclable to align with our sustainability commitment
The Detail
  • All food is prepared at Leumeah Lodge, a YMCA facility catering to school and sporting groups visiting Canberra
  • YMCA kitchen CCP registered and maintains current food licence
  • Hot meals heat sealed to maintain optimal food safety
  • Delivery in refrigerated food van with industry approved food storage containers to maintain hot / cold temperatures
  • Orders delivered labelled with student name & class ready for classroom distribution
  • Gluten free wraps available
  • Our meat is Halal
  • Full Nutrition Panel information on our meal items {insert link to product specification PDF}

Fresh Tastes: Working Group on food at school, is a group of organisations working together to help schools and canteens provide healthy and sustainable food-for-sale services in schools.  The YMCA of Canberra is a member of this group.


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