SALTBUSH SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAM
WHAT WE DO
Saltbush began delivering the School Nutrition Program for students at Elliott School in early 2019.
The Elliott community is located approximately 250 km north of Tennant Creek and 850 km south of Darwin on the Stuart Highway in the Northern Territory. The population of Elliott is approximately 500. The traditional owners of the area are the Jingili people with many other groups now living in the community.
Breakfast, morning tea and lunch are delivered on school days to approximately 55 students who are from preschool through to middle years. 98% of the students are Indigenous and for 83%, English is their second language.
Saltbush employs a base manager and two Indigenous local community team members in preparing healthy meals in accordance to the Northern Territory Department of Education School Nutrition and Healthy Eating Policy and Guidelines.
Saltbush is passionate about providing healthy food choices to young people to support better school attendance and to help with learning and engagement in education.
The Elliott School Nutrition Program is consistently praised by contract managers for the high quality of the delivery, the engagement and training of local staff and the quality of the meals.