A Better Choice

Healthy options made easy in healthcare

A Better Choice

A Better Choice for Healthcare

Hospitals and Health Services play an important role in supporting the wellbeing of Queenslanders. Role modelling healthier food and drink options in their food outlets and vending machines sends an important message to the community about healthy living.

By implementing A Better Choice, healthcare facilities are making it easier for staff and visitors to make nutritious food choices and boost their wellbeing.

The A Better Choice Food and Drink Supply Strategy for Queensland Healthcare Facilities applies to all public health services, and sets targets around the sale, provision, promotion and advertising of food and drinks on site. The strategy covers:

  • food outlets and coffee carts
  • vending machines
  • catering
  • fundraising and promotional activities.

The A Better Choice Healthy Food and Drink Supply Strategy for Queensland Healthcare Facilities supports retail and food outlets to make healthy options easy.

View the strategy

Support is available to help your facility implement A Better Choice


FoodChecker is a free online resource that classifies foods, drinks, and recipes and meals according to the A Better Choice traffic light system.

For further information, visit the Healthy Eating Advisory Service Webpage

Implementation Resources

Additional resources are available to support implementation of A Better Choice.

For additional implementation support, contact abetterchoice@health.qld.gov.au

Promotional Materials

Queensland Healthcare facilities can access resources to promote healthier food and drinks across their retail and food outlets.

Promotional resources will be available soon!

For assistance, contact abetterchoice@health.qld.gov.au

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Last updated 22 May 2023