Healthy Catering Handbook – Online Edition

Providing healthy, delicious catering for meetings and events has just got a lot easier; with the Healthy Catering Handbook.

Developed by Sunraysia Community Health Services’ in partnership with local caterers, the Handbook aims to make the healthy choice, the easy choice with a list of local healthy catering providers.  All menu items have been assessed by the Healthy Eating Advisory Service (HEAS) at Nutrition Australia, using the Healthy Choices guidelines which are based on the Australian Dietary Guidelines and Australian Guide to Healthy Eating.  These guidelines use the traffic light rating system; ‘GREEN – Best Choice’, ‘AMBER – Choose Carefully’ and ‘RED – Limit’.  Only menu items with a GREEN and AMBER ratings have been included.

If you would like further information about the Healthy Catering Handbook, please contact Health Promotion, or (03) 5022 5444.

Further Information on the Healthy Choices: Food and Drink Classification Guide and Healthy Choices: Healthy eating policy and catering guide for workplaces can be found here.

The Healthy Catering Handbook has gone digital!

Click the image above for printable PDF version of the Healthy Catering Handbook. (25MB)
PDF version of the Handbook received minor updates in May 2016

Artwork by Minka Creative Studio.

Achievement Program

The Healthy Catering Handbook can assist your workplace or organisation in creating a healthy eating culture.  A healthy workplace has benefits for both employers and employees, because it contributes to:

  • Staff being more productive and satisfied in their work
  • Less stress and anxiety in the workplace
  • Staff being more likely to stay in their jobs
  • Staff having fewer absent or sick days

By using this Handbook, workplaces and other settings are supporting themselves to work towards reaching the Achievement Program Healthy Eating benchmark.

For workplaces we recommend that the Healthy Catering Handbook is referenced and included within organisational Health & Wellbeing policies.

If you would like to find out more about registering to the Achievement Program visit:

Participating Caterers!

Thanks to all of our participating caterers for showing a commitment to the health and wellbeing of the community.  Click on the logos below to see the full menus.