Foods

Green/AmberComments and suggestions
Plain pastaGreenWhen preparing pasta dishes in the canteen choose
ingredients categorised as GREEN. Fresh tomato or
vegetable based sauces are the best. Avoid large serves.
Lasagne, spaghetti
bolognaise, macaroni
cheese, pasta bake,
canned spaghetti
Going from Amber (Higher fat/sodium) to Green (Lower fat/sodium)Use different types of pasta to add variety (bows, elbows,
fettuccine, penne, spaghetti).
Limit added oils. Choose reduced-salt, reduced-fat sauces
and low or reducedfat cheese. Use reduced-fat evaporated
milk as a substitute for cream.
Avoid adding salt when preparing or serving these foods.
Add flavour with herbs and spices instead.
Check the Nutrition Information Panel against the
Nutrient Criteria below.
Energy (kJ)
per 100g
Saturated fat (g)
per 100g
Sodium (mg)
per 100g
Savoury pastries, filled breads, pasta
dishes, pizzas, oven-baked potato
products, dim sims, spring rolls, rice
and noodle dishes
1000kJ or less5g or less400mg or less

Check the Nutrition Information Panel against the table below to make a Healthier Choice for pasta and simmer sauces.

Saturated fat (g)
per 100g
Sodium (mg)
per 100g
Fibre (g)
per 100g
Sugar (mg)
per 100g
Pasta sauces and simmer sauces2g or less300mg or less--