The Health Star Rating system Style Guide provides guidance for the application of the Health Star Rating system on food packages.

The purpose of the Health Star Rating system is to provide convenient, relevant and readily understood nutrition information and/or guidance on packaged food to assist consumers to make informed food purchases and healthier eating choices. Further information about the scope of the Health Star Rating system is included in the Style Guide.

The Health Star Rating system comprises three principle elements:

  • Health Star Rating
  • Energy declaration
  • Nutrient content declarations

The Style Guide provides examples of how these three elements can be used on food product packages, including specifications for the preferred graphic.

Use of the Style Guide will allow the Health Star Rating system to be implemented consistently. Questions about the use of the Style Guide and the Health Star Rating graphic on food product packaging can be directed to the independent Secretariat that is providing support to the implementation.

This version of the Health Star Rating Style Guide (version 4) was uploaded on 30 June 2016.


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