Green, Amber and Red Food

What are GREEN, AMBER and RED Foods?

 

GREEN, RED and AMBER foods are the classifications used in The Fresh Tastes @ School Guidelines, based on the sodium, fat, energy and fibre content of food. These Guidelines help us decide which foods should be dominating our student's menu. While the Guidelines refer to food sold in canteens, the Guidelines also apply to any food sold or given to students at school.

Refer to the following link for an explanation of GREEN, AMBER and RED food:

Green, Amber and Red Food

This is another link, with a table explaining how the sodium, fat, energy and fibre content is analysed, to determine whether a food is classed as a RED/Occassional food:

RED food criteria

The organisation "Healthy Kids" also has a wealth of information about packing a healthy lunchbox. Here is a link to some of this information:

Healthy Kids and Lunchboxes