Need some menu inspiration? Check out this very new collection of wholesome snack recipes. Perfect for primary and secondary school canteens.
Grain foods such as bread, pasta and rice are great sources of carbohydrates, protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals.
These foods are important to include in a child’s daily diet because they provide energy for growth and development, support digestion and help maintain a healthy weight.
When choosing grain foods, wholegrain varieties are the best because the beneficial nutrients found in the outer layers of the grain are retained. Refined or white grains have their outer layer removed during processing so they are missing some key nutrients that wholegrains provide.
Common canteen foods such as spaghetti bolognaise (pasta), sandwiches, rolls and wraps (bread) and vegetable muffins (flour) are great foods that contain grains. We hope this collection of recipes for grain-based snacks can bring some additional grainy goodness into your canteen!