Make health stars work for you
Health Star Ratings are designed to help you make better choices at the supermarket, but the system isn't perfect. Loopholes mean you might see unhealthy products receiving a high Health Star Rating, or companies not using health stars honestly.
The government has released their draft review of the Health Star Rating system and thanks to your calls for change, big reforms are on the table, including:
5-star ratings by default for all fruit and vegetables
Better drinks labelling (no more meaningless ‘energy ratings’)
Better requirements for applying health stars to as many products as possible
A comprehensive database of health stars to monitor the system
Greater government influence over how Health Star Ratings are calculated, with less industry input.
While these changes are major improvements, there is still more to do. We’re putting together our official response to the review, and we want your help. Help us out by answering two quick questions – we’ll use your feedback to inform our submission, and help get these changes over the line.