A Better Choice

Healthy options made easy

A Better Choice

Why healthy food environments

We have asked and heard from Queenslanders that they want easily available, reasonably priced, healthy food and drink options when purchasing food.[1]

Having healthy food and drink options available and affordable in food outlets, canteens, vending machines and restaurants encourages and supports people to make healthy choices.

Creating healthy food environments is an important part of public health work.

Health and Wellbeing Queensland is leading on A Better Choice, a Queensland first public health approach designed to make it easier for Queenslanders to access healthy food and drink options in places outside the home.

A Better Choice focuses on promoting food and drinks in line with the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating, and uses a traffic light system to classify products according to their nutritional value.

GREEN: Best nutritional value

AMBER: Some nutritional value

RED: Limited or no nutritional value

Health and Wellbeing Queensland is implementing a series of innovative strategies to drive healthy food access in places where Queenslanders purchase food.

The strategies offer setting-specific tips, resources, and support, designed to make healthy options easy.

Find out more about healthier food and drinks in your setting

Get in touch: Drop us a line if you’d like to learn more about A Better Choice in your setting

Last updated 29 May 2023