Buyers’ Guide

The Healthy Kids School Canteen Buyers’ Guide is a valuable tool to help school canteen managers build healthier canteen menus in line with their state/territory’s healthy school canteen strategy and nutrition requirements. The Buyers’ Guide is a tool for school canteens with products listed that are not always available in supermarkets. Many have been developed specifically for the healthy school canteen strategies and are available only through distributors in food service.

The Buyers’ Guide contains:

  • Listing of products that have been assessed by the Healthy Kids nutritionists and meet the appropriate criteria for each state/territory
  • Contact information for each company to make ordering easy
  • ‘Canteen Bites’ – a section featuring handy information and recipes for canteen menus
  • Advertising opportunities available for registered food and drinks and non-food products and services

NSW Buyers Guide – 2018

The 2018 NSW Buyers’ Guide provides information on products meeting the NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy which was released in 2017.  The NSW Buyers’ Guide categorises products as Everyday or Occasional and all registered products must have a Health Star Rating of 3.5 stars or more.

View the online PDF version of the NSW Buyers Guide below. A printed copy will be sent to all NSW schools in Term 1, 2018. If you do not receive yours, please request a copy by emailing us.

Other States Buyers Guide – 2018

The Buyers’ Guide for ACT, NT, QLD, SA, TAS and VIC will continue to list products as GREEN or AMBER. Products are assessed against the Healthy Kids Nutrient Criteria and colour coded according to each state/territory’s healthy school canteen guidelines. These products will be listed in the online Buyers’ Guide which is viewable as a PDF, and as a searchable database. Please note: for any queries on the clarification of ratings of products available in Tasmania, please contact the Tasmanian School Canteen Association on 03 6223 8023 or email