A Better Choice

Guiding healthier options.

Better Choice

What is A Better Choice?

A Better Choice helps Queenslanders to eat well by supporting healthier food retail in the places we live, learn, work, and play.

Food outlets, vending machines, and catering are a common feature in Queensland communities, however, the pricing, high availability, marketing and promotion of unhealthy food and drinks make it harder to choose the healthier option.

We have asked and heard from Queenslanders that they want easily available, reasonably priced, healthier food and drink options when eating out. Health and Wellbeing Queensland is implementing a series of innovative initiatives to drive healthier food retail across Queensland. A Better Choice, along with Healthy Kids Menu and Smart Choices, make the healthy choice the easy choice in the places Queenslanders spend their time.

A Better Choice targets healthcare facilities, sport and recreation facilities, and workplaces. The strategies offer tips and resources to increase the access and appeal of healthier food and drinks.

The A Better Choice Food and Drink Supply Strategy
Is designed to make the healthier choice the easier choice for Queenslanders
Queensland Healthcare Facilities
Sport and Recreation
Classification guide
Uses a traffic light system to classify food and drinks according to their nutritional value
Performance targets
Guidelines around the provision and promotion of food and drinks from each category
Action areas
Setting-specific tips to help food retail and vendors meet the targets

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

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