Knowledge is power and when it comes to eating healthy, we’re committed to helping you make an informed healthy choice. That’s why we’ve adopted the Health Star Rating across our Own Brand products, this includes Countdown, Select, Essentials, Homebrand, Macro and Free From.

What is the Health Star Rating?

The Health Star Rating is a government led initiative to provide front of pack nutrition labelling system that's simple to follow. It shows a star rating from ½ to 5 stars for the overall nutrient profile of a food. The more stars displayed the healthier the food.

The rating is calculated on nutrients that are linked to poor health outcomes such as energy, sodium, saturated fat and sugar. Positive elements are also included such as protein, fibre, fruit, vegetable, nuts and legume content.

How can the Health Star Rating help me when shopping?

Nowadays we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to food, but finding products that are healthy can be a little confusing. The Health Star Rating makes it easy by comparing foods within a category, for example breakfast cereals, soups and ready to eat meals. So the more stars something has, the healthier it is.

Use the Health Star Rating as a tool to help you with a daily balanced healthy eating plan. 

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