Encouraging healthy food choices early in life can help create lifelong preferences for healthy foods. Fuelled4life is a practical tool that can be used to identify healthy options for children. It is designed for foods and beverages children commonly consume at day care or school. Foods and beverages are classified according to their nutrient profile and are divided into two levels for registration; everyday and sometimes. The system helps schools and day care centres to identify the healthier options.
How it works:
Food companies register products with fuelled4life as everyday or sometimes and these products are identified in a Buyers' Guide. The guides are available as printed books and on www.fuelled4life.org.nz.
The website also provides useful information, recipes and tips. Schools and ECE services that sign up to fuelled4life receive the free printed Buyers' Guide each year and regular e-newsletters.