Healthy Kids Product Registration Scheme (PRS)

The Healthy Kids Product Registration Scheme (PRS) is the leading food and drink registration program for school canteens in Australia. By registering with Healthy Kids, you can take advantage of our extensive canteen network and promote your products to over 8,000 school canteens across the country.

Buyers’ Guide

Healthy Kids Registered Products are listed in our School Canteen Buyers Guides – highly regarded and trusted resources used by canteen managers to assist them to choose healthier products for their school canteen menus in line with their state/territory canteen guidelines.

In keeping with the NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy, the NSW Buyers’ Guide lists products as Everyday or Occasional and uses the Health Star Rating System. To be registered with Healthy Kids in NSW, products must meet the criteria of the NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy. Our additional criteria for products registered in NSW is that all products (including Everyday products) must have a Health Star Rating of 3.5 stars or more and/or be GREEN or AMBER against the Healthy Kids Nutrient Criteria. A printed copy of this resource is sent to all NSW schools with a canteen in Term 1 each year.

The remaining states/territories (ACT, NT, QLD, SA, TAS and VIC) use the traffic light system when classifying products to be sold in the school canteen. Therefore, products in the Other States/Territories Buyers’ Guide are listed as GREEN, AMBER or RED. To be registered with HKA in ACT, NT, QLD, SA, TAS and VIC, products are assessed against the Healthy Kids Nutrient Criteria as well as each state/territory canteen guidelines.  This resource is available electronically only.

Healthy Kids now also develops an ACT Buyers’ Guide – the content from this resource is derived from the Other States/Territories Buyers’ Guide and only includes the ACT classification of products. A printed copy of this resource is sent to all ACT schools with a canteen in Term 1 each year.

In addition, registering with Healthy Kids gives you

  • Registration certificate that shows the assessment of your products against each state/territory canteen strategy and the Healthy Kids Nutrient Criteria.     
  • Use of the Healthy Kids registered product logo in your marketing materials (excluding product packaging), subject to a signed licensed deed agreement.   
  • The opportunity to advertise with Healthy Kids (additional cost) in our Buyers’ Guides, Members’ Magazines, website, newsletters and social media pages (over 10,000 followers). This is only available in relation to registered products. View our Media Kit for more information.   
  • An opportunity to participate in our Healthy Kids Exhibition and Training Day (additional cost). This is only available in relation to registered products.   

For more information

How to register

PRS forms & resources

Do you have questions about our Product Registration Scheme? Give us a call on 1300 724 850 or email us at

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