Overview of the Healthy Kids Menu Awards and how to get involved.

Healthy Kids Menu Awards

Welcome to the 2020 Healthy Kids Menu Awards for restaurants and cafes offering healthy choices for kids.

The successful venue will receive fabulous marketing and advertising opportunities that are invaluable to your business. The winner will receive access to a suite of ‘Healthy Kids Menu’ materials such as a guide for businesses, and branding material which can be used for venues’ promotional campaign.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enter the Healthy Kids Menu Awards, venues must meet at least 50 per cent of the following criteria.

  1. A VARIETY OF MENU OPTIONS SPANNING THE FIVE KEY FOOD GROUPS (breads and cereals, vegetables, fruit, dairy, lean meats, egg, tofu, nuts and seeds, and legumes/beans)
  2. SALAD AND/OR VEGETABLES SERVED WITH MEALS AS A STANDARD (either 1/2 cup of cooked vegetable or 1 cup salad)
  3. VEGETARIAN OPTIONS AVAILABLE
  4. POLY/MONOUNSATURATED BASED OILS ARE USED FOR COOKING (eg. Canola, olive, sunflower oils).
  5. REDUCED OR LOW FAT INGREDIENTS ARE USED
  6. WHOLEMEAL, MULTIGRAIN, OR HIGH FIBRE BREADS AND/OR ROLLS ARE AVAILABLE
  7. SALT SHAKERS ARE REMOVED FROM TABLES
  8. HEALTHIER COOKING METHODS OFFERED (e.g. Grilling, steaming, baking)
  9. FRUIT- BASED DESSERTS ARE AVAILABLE (No more than 2 tspns of added sugar, honey, syrups or topping per serve)
  10. FREE TAP WATER IS MADE AVAILABLE ON TABLES
  11. HEALTHIER DRINK CHOICES AVAILABLE ON MENU (eg. Water, plain milk, or 100% fruit juice)

How to Enter

To nominate for this award, applicants must either:

Online Entry Form

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DISCLAIMER
The successful venue will receive fabulous marketing and advertising opportunities that are invaluable to your business. The winner will receive access to a suite of ‘Healthy Kids Menu’ materials such as a guide for businesses, and branding material which can be used for venues’ promotional campaign. Each finalist in the awards is evaluated by independent judges. Each business is assessed on a strict set of judging criteria as displayed on this nomination form. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.