Foods

Green/AmberComments and suggestions
Yoghurt (plain, fruit
and frozen varieties)
without added
confectionery
Green and AmberReduced-fat versions of dairy foods should be encouraged.

Yoghurt and custard are good sources of calcium.

They may contain intense (artificial) sweeteners* and are categorised according to fat content.
Custard without added
confectionery
Green (Reduced Fat) and Amber (Full Fat)Plain yoghurt can be used as a sauce, dressing or as an addition to savoury foods.
CheeseGoing from Amber to GreenChoose low or reduced-fat cheese in the canteen. Ricotta and cottage cheese are good choices to add variety as they are naturally lower in fat.

However, they contain less calcium.
Milk (See drinks
on page 32)
Going from Amber to Green
Dairy desserts without
added confectionary

All products
containing intense
(artificial) sweeteners*,
with the exception of milk, yoghurt and custard, are
categorised as Red and should not be
sold in the school
canteen as they are
generally foods of low
nutritional value.
AmberCheck the Nutrition Information Panel against the Nutrient Criteria below. Dairy desserts must list milk as the first ingredient to be considered for assessment against serve size criteria.
Energy (kJ)
per serve
Saturated fat (g)
per serve
Sodium (mg)
per serve
Fibre (g)
per serve
Ice creams, milk-based ices
and dairy desserts
600kJ or less

-- (Milk must be listed as first ingredient) --

3g or less

-- (Milk must be listed as first ingredient) --

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-- (Milk must be listed as first ingredient) --

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-- (Milk must be listed as first ingredient) --

*Code number and prescribed name for intense (artificial) sweeteners include:
950 (acesulphame potassium), 951 (aspartame), 952 (cyclamate), 953 (isomalt), 954 (saccharin), 955 (sucralose), 956 (alitame), 957 (thaumatin), 961 (neotame), 965 (maltitol or hydrogenated glucose syrup), 966 (lactitol), 967 (xylitol), 968 (erythritol)