Food and nutrition
Information for health professionals including position statements on food and nutrition, rapid reviews on how to improve the food supply, and resources for healthy catering.
The Heart Foundation has a range of evidence-based position statements for health professionals including dietitians, nutritionists, general practice, allied health and health professionals working in the area of nutrition and cardiovascular health. Read more
Heart Healthy Eating Principles
Heart healthy eating patterns are based on a combination of foods, chosen regularly, over time. This optimal combination can be categorised into five healthy eating principles. Read more.
Improving food supply
The Heart Foundation is continuously striving to improve the Australian food supply, on issue like kilojoule menu labelling, front of pack labelling, food reformulation and food category reviews. Read more
Catering and preparing foods
Healthy eating is essential for good health. A few simple changes to recipes and menu options can make a big difference to the healthiness of the food served at an event, function, cafeteria, school or workplace. To help caterers serve healthier food, the Heart Foundation has a range of resources for a variety of settings. Read more
Healthier Oils Program
The Healthier Oils Program is designed to encourage small to medium sized independent food outlets such as take-away shops, cafes, pubs and clubs to use healthier cooking oils that are lower in saturated and trans fats, to help reduce the risk of heart disease in Australia. Read more
Heart Foundation Tick
The Tick is a great way to help your patients choose the healthier option when comparing similar products. Keep in mind that the criteria used in the Tick Program are not designed for people with heart disease. Read more about the Tick
What is FoodTrack?
FoodTrack is a comprehensive food and nutrient database developed by the Heart Foundation in conjunction with the CSIRO. It supports the collection and monitoring of nutrition and product data for foods and beverages in Australian supermarkets. Read more