How to use FoodChecker


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FoodChecker helps you provide healthier foods and drinks in your organisation.

You can review menus, vending machines, products and recipes according to the Victorian government guidelines for:

With FoodChecker, you can:

  • get immediate feedback on menus, vending machines, products and recipes
  • find healthier products
  • save your favourite recipes and products
  • print your healthy menus and shopping lists


You can use FoodChecker anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected device!

FoodChecker is brought to you by the Healthy Eating Advisory Service, which is delivered by Nutrition Australia Vic Division and supported by the Victorian Government.

 

Using FoodChecker in your organisation

Long day care

Use FoodChecker to assess and plan healthy menus for 0-5 year old children, according to the Victorian Menu planning guidelines for long day care.

You can review one week or one day of your menu at a time.

If your one week menu meets the Victorian Menu planning guidelines for long day care you can use your FoodChecker report as evidence when working towards:

 

Schools

Use FoodChecker to plan healthier school canteen menus that meet the Victorian Government’s School Canteens and Other School Food Services Policy.

If your menu meets the School Canteens and Other School Food Services Policy you can use your FoodChecker report as evidence when working towards the Achievement Program’s Healthy Eating and Oral Health benchmarks.

You can also assess individual recipes and products, and find healthier GREEN and AMBER products that can be supplied in schools.

 

Retail food outlets, vending machines and catering

Use FoodChecker to review menus, vending machines, products and recipes according to the Victorian Government’s Healthy Choices guidelines for workplaces, hospital and health services, sport and recreation centres, and parks.

Queensland public hospital and health services can also assess foods and drinks against the A Better Choice – Healthy Food and Drink Supply Strategy for Queensland Health Facilities.

You can also assess individual recipes and products, and find healthier GREEN and AMBER products.

If your menu or vending machine meets the Healthy Choices guidelines, you can use your FoodChecker report as evidence when working towards the Achievement Program’s Healthy Eating benchmark.