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 products have been developed to meet the various healthy school canteen strategies and are available only through distributors in foodservice. 

NSW Buyers Guide – 2021

The 2021 NSW Buyers’ Guide provides information on products meeting the NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy. The NSW Buyers’ Guide categorises products as Everyday or Occasional.

View or download the PDF version of the NSW Buyers Guide below.

A printed copy will be sent to all NSW schools with a canteen at the beginning of Term 1, 2021.  


Please note the following updates to the printed version of the 2020 NSW Buyers’ Guide

Contact detail updates:

  • Lactalis Australia (multiple pages): Contact details: Email address –
  • Lion Dairy & Drinks (multiple pages): Contact details: Telephone number – 1800 677 852

Product updates:

  • Coca Cola Amatil: We have been notified of a revision by CCA related to ‘Keri Apple and Orange fruit juices’ listed on page 41. These products are in fact fruit drinks with 25% fruit juice, and with added sugar, therefore they DO NOT MEET the NSW School Canteen Strategy, and should not be sold in NSW school canteens. These products have been deleted from page 41 of the online NSW Buyers’ Guide.
  • Tip Top Foodservice: Page 32 – One product added (Fruit Bread):  
    Tip Top Super Thick Raisin Toast (Frozen Carton) – 6 x 650g – Product code 9327 – Everyday

For further information please contact us on 02 9876 1300 or 1300 724 850 or email us at

Other States/Territories Buyers Guide – 2020

The Buyers’ Guide for ACT, NT, QLD, SA, TAS and VIC lists 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.

ACT Buyers Guide – 2020

For the first time, this year we developed a stand alone Buyers’ Guide for the ACT.

The ACT Buyers’ Guide lists products as GREEN or AMBER. Products are assessed against ther Helathy Kids Nutrient Criteria and colour-coded according to the ACT’s healthy school canteen guidelines.

View or download the PDF version of the ACT Buyers Guide below.

“What’s New” – registering products throughout the year

The Healthy Kids Buyers’ Guide is a valuable tool for schools and canteens, listing products which have been registered through the Healthy Kids Association Product Registration Scheme. Registered products are assessed against canteen guidelines for every state and territory of Australia.

The Buyers’ Guide is produced once per year, but our Product Registration Scheme operates year round.

Each month, Healthy Kids Association will list all products which have registered in that month on our What’s New page.