Log In
Thursday 22nd March 2018

Tick for Australian food

10th August 2006

10082006_australianfood1.jpgThe National Heart Foundation's tick, a label given to supermarket foods that meet healthy nutrition guidelines, will start appearing at take-away outlets, restaurants and hotels in Australia.

Research has shown that of about six million Australians who eat fast food each day, 70 per cent are looking for a healthier alternative. A Heart Foundation spokeswoman said the many Australians eating foods such as hamburgers, sandwiches, chips and pizza, wanted to know what they were really eating.

The Heart Foundation charges a licensing fee for the tick, and has come under scrutiny amid claims companies were unfairly "buying" the endorsement. A meal would only be awarded a tick once an independent auditor determined that it met nutritional requirements, and the outlet had passed health and safety standards. It would also be compulsory for outlets to provide nutrition information panels.

Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Article Information

Title: Tick for Australian food
Author: Sue Knights
Article Id: 631
Date Added: 10th Aug 2006


Recent Related Articles

Stop eating four foods to prevent high blood pressure


Add to scrapbook
Show Comments
Add comment
Find all related articles


Mayden - Innovative cloud-based web development for the healthcare sector
© Mayden Foundation 2018