Food and nutrition

Position statements

The Heart Foundation has a range of evidence-based position statements for health professionals including dietitians, nutritionists, general practice, allied health and health professionals working in the area of nutrition and cardiovascular health. Read more

Heart Healthy Eating Principles

Heart healthy eating patterns are based on a combination of foods, chosen regularly, over time. This optimal combination can be categorised into five healthy eating principles. Download our Heart Healthy Eating Patterns position statement for more information. 

Improving food supply

The Heart Foundation is continuously striving to improve the Australian food supply, on issue like kilojoule menu labelling, front of pack labelling, food reformulation and food category reviews. Read more

Healthier Oils Program

The Healthier Oils Program is designed to encourage small to medium sized independent food outlets such as take-away shops, cafes, pubs and clubs to use healthier cooking oils that are lower in saturated and trans fats, to help reduce the risk of heart disease in Australia. Read more

Heart Foundation Tick

The Tick was a great way to help your patients choose the healthier option when comparing similar products. Keep in mind that the criteria used in the Tick Program was not designed for people with heart disease. Read more about the Tick


FoodTrack is a comprehensive food and nutrient database developed by the Heart Foundation in conjunction with the CSIRO. It supports the collection and monitoring of nutrition and product data for foods and beverages in Australian supermarkets. Read more