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MenuWise

Congratulations to our first MenuWise businesses, helping you make the healthier choice - an easy choice!

 Local Food Businesses: nib Stadium (Perth Oval) Outlets: 
 Beatty Park Leisure Centre Café, North Perth (Note: currently closed)  Bunga Raya Satay
 Blakes Cafe, North Perth  Boost Mobeel
 Caffissimo, Mt Lawley  Chicken Treat
 Domino's, Leederville   Il Paiolo
 Lush Fresh Food & Coffee, Mount Hawthorn  JD's Fast Food Outlets
 Loftus Recreation Centre Kiosk, Leederville  Kiss Kiss Pastizzi
 Subway, Leederville  Kiss Cafe
 The Bodhi Tree, Mount Hawthorn  Perrfect Blend
 Txt Shots, Mount Hawthorn  Spotless Catering
 TAFE, Leederville (Note: currently closed)  The Stuffed Spud

 

Businesses working hard to bring MenuWise to you

  • Aroma Cafe, Leederville
  • Rosemount Hotel, North Perth
  • Dreamland Kareoke, Perth
  • Mustard Catering, nib Stadium
  • The Nacho Shack, nib Stadium
  • Bratwurst/Coffee Life, nib Stadium
  • Onset Catering, North Perth
  • Pod Coffee, Mount Hawthorn

Get Your Business Involved

MenuWise is an innovative kilojoule labelling initiative designed to enable customers of participating food businesses to choose healthier eating options when eating out - a WA first. The MenuWise programme equips food businesses with the resources needed to calculate the total energy content of all products sold. You will be assisted by the City's Health Services team, including the MenuWise dietician. Your customers will have the peace of mind of knowing that their health, comfort and right to make an informed choice has been catered for.

If you are a registered food business within Vincent and want to find out more on how to become MenuWise Accredited, contact Health Services on 9273 6533 or mail@vincent.wa.gov.au

 

We've Done the Numbers

The City of Vincent is committed to the health of the community and has such, introduced MenuWise - kilojoule labelling initiative. As a WA first, this new voluntary menu labelling programme is designed to enable customers of participating food businesses to choose healthier eating options when eating out.

What is MenuWise?   

Research suggests that being overweight will put you at a greater risk of a number of diseases including diabetes, heart disease and some cancers. The City of Vincent is committed to the health of the community and has introduced the MenuWise - kilojoule labelling initiative.

MenuWise businesses will display the total energy content of each food or drink item sold - giving customers an informed choice. Food businesses that participate will commit to displaying the kilojoule content of all food and drinks sold, support mothers who wish to breastfeed and provide safe, hygienically prepared foods in addition to doing their bit to work towards a healthier WA.

A survey by the City in 2008 showed overwhelming support from both the local food industry and the community for devising a programme that would assist consumers to choose healthier eating options. These findings and the City's commitment to public health saw the City forge ahead with developing a programme to meet the needs of the community.

Lead by the City of Vincent, with support from Healthway, the Department of Health's Food Unit, Cancer Council WA, Catering Institute WA, Diabetes WA, Heart Foundation (WA Division), and Nutrition Australia, MenuWise was created.

MenuWise will enable consumers to choose food and drink based on its total energy content and equip food businesses with the resources needed to calculate the total energy content of all products sold. Customers will be able to walk into a MenuWise accredited food business and know exactly how suitable a snack, meal or drink will be for their personal dietary energy needs. To enable this, food products sold at participating food businesses will be labelled with the total kilojoule content of that food; not per 100grams, not per nominal serve, but the total.

Click Here to see What the Health Professionals are saying about MenuWise

 

Relevant Links:

 MenuWise Launched  - 22 November 2010

 

Resources for Accredited MenuWise Food Businesses

Further Information:

Should you wish to know more about MenuWise, please don't hesitate to contact the City's Health Services 9273 6533 or mail@vincent.wa.gov.au

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Leederville, Western Australia, 6007

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Telephone: (08) 9273 6000

Fax: (08) 9273 6099

Email: mail@vincent.wa.gov.au

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