Early Childhood School

An ACT Public School

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Fresh Tastes


Fresh Tastes is a free ACT Government program that provides resources to support ACT schools to promote healthy lifestyles and implement the ACT Public School Food and Drink Policy.  There are 6 key areas within the program and schools participate in activities in each area.  They are: Healthy Food and Drink Guidelines, Food for Sale, Classroom Learning, Growing Food, Cooking Food and Food from Home.


While obesity rates for children remain lower than that of adults in the ACT, The ACT Government has set a target of zero growth for obesity in the ACT.  Childhood is the perfect time to learn about and establish habits of a healthy lifestyle and schools have an important role to play in educating and supporting students and families to make healthier choices. Fresh Tastes activities provide opportunities to learn about the connection between good nutrition and good health.


Our goal at Franklin Early Childhood School (FECS) is to strategically support students, families and our community to lead healthy and active lives.  Through our Fresh Tastes Action Plan, we identify key areas of focus each year to ensure that we meet our changing needs.  We promote healthy eating and drinking habits by:

  • promoting tap water as the drink of choice
  • providing students with opportunities to grow and harvest food in our school gardens
  • providing students with opportunities to prepare and cook healthy food
  • providing students with opportunities to care for our worm farm
  • providing students with healthy food in our canteen

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135 Oodgeroo Avenue
Franklin ACT 2913 Australia
Phone: (02) 6142 1110
Fax:(02) 6142 1159

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Franklin Early Childhood School would like to acknowledge that the land we learn, play and grow on is Ngunnawal land. We would like to pay our respects to the elders past, present and emerging.

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