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.
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!