Healthy Food for Trinity Catholic College Students

Aug 1, 2012 by

Students at Goulburn’s Trinity Catholic College are enjoying their brand new canteen, jointly funded by the Veolia Mulwaree Trust and Trinity’s Parents and Friend’s Committee. The new canteen was recently officially opened and has been operating for just over a term. The school canteen refurbishment project’s objective was to facilitate the preparation of healthy, fresh foods on site and therefore providing more healthy food choices for the students. 

This has certainly been the case, said Claire McCormack, Business Manager, and the students are increasingly getting used to their new menu items which are much fresher and contain far less preservatives. “The health of our students was our main priority with the project and we feel this goal is being achieved,” Mrs McCormack said.

The $83,000 project saw the full refurbishment of the Trinity Catholic College canteen facility with the assistance of a grant $43,174 from the Veolia Mulwaree Trust. The premises were stripped of the old furnishings in full. The ceiling was dropped to a standard height for health purposes, walls tiled to regulation height, the floor lined with laminate and fresh paint applied. A dry food store was put in place along with stainless steel bench custom made for a commercial kitchen. Hot and Cold food displays were also put in place, along with two ovens and one set of hot plates. A hand sanitisation station was also installed.

The project has enabled the production of fresh food on site which was previously impossible. The students are starting to benefit from healthier foods and are also able to purchase their recess/lunch much more quickly as the design of the canteen allows for a much more fluid movement of students.