Health Star Ratings


Health Star Ratings are a quick and easy way for you to choose healthier packaged foods.

The more stars, the healthier the food

Health Star Ratings rate the nutrition content of packaged food from half a star to 5 stars. The more stars, the healthier the food.

Here’s what Health Star Ratings look like:


Use Health Star Ratings to compare similar packaged foods.

The stars make it easier for you to choose healthier products.

Health Star Ratings are voluntary so you won’t see them on all packaged foods but you'll see Health Star Ratings appear on more products over time.

Health Stars give you an independent, quick and simple way of comparing similar packaged foods so you can make a healthier choice. Most packaged foods can get a Health Star Rating.

Supported by governments in Australia and New Zealand

The Health Star Rating system was developed in collaboration with government, the food industry, public health and consumer groups.

Australian Health Star Rating website

Extra information for New Zealand food manufacturers and distributors:

Information for New Zealand industry