National Healthy School Canteens

Guidelines for healthy foods and drinks supplied in school canteens

Ice creams, milk-based ices and dairy desserts (does not include yoghurt or custard)

Page last updated: 28 October 2013

Foods

Green/AmberComments and suggestions
Low or reduced-fat ice
creams (not chocolate
coated) and milk-based
ices without added
confectionery
Dairy desserts without
added confectionery
AmberTo be considered milk-based, milk must be listed as the
first ingredient.

All products containing intense (artificial) sweeteners* (with
the exception of milk, yoghurt and custard) are categorised
as RED and should not be sold in healthy school canteens
as they are generally foods of low nutritional value.

Check the Nutrition Information Panel against the
Nutrient Criteria below.
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) --
-
-- (Milk must be listed as first ingredient) --
-
-- (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)