Frequently asked questions

What is a healthier choice item?

A healthier choice item is one that meets our recommendations for a healthier meal. In particular it will contain plenty of healthy ingredients such as vegetables and/or fruit and be limited in less healthy ingredients such as deep-fried items, processed meats and confectionary.

Who identifies the heathier choices?

A team of Accredited Practising Dietitians from the ACT Nutrition Support Service assess every food and drink item on the menu and identify the healthier options using an evidence-based criteria. This method means you can rely on the ‘HC’ icon on menus. Find more information by visting the ACTNSS website -

How much does it cost to be a part of Healthier Choices Canberra?

Nothing! It's a completely FREE service. We want to make it as easy as possible for Canberrans to make healthier choices when they're out and about!

How do I register as a HCC business?

If you’re a local business who wants to be part of Healthier Choices Canberra, get in touch with Klarisa our Program Lead via email at