The Star Choice™ Food Registration Program was first implemented in Western Australia in 1998 as a strategy of the WA School Canteen Project partnership with the Heart Foundation of Australia (WA Division) and the Department of Health and was funded by Healthway. The program currently forms part of WASCA core business operations.
The registration of products by WASCA is underpinned the Star Choice™ Nutrient Criteria. The nutrient criteria have been set as the benchmark criteria for the Department of Education’s Healthy Food and Drink in Public Schools (HFD) policy. All products are colour coded GREEN or AMBER to reflect the HFD policy traffic light system.