Healthier food outlets

Dish up healthy food and a healthy profit margin. We can help you improve the health of your customers without compromising your bottom line.

Healthy food for thought, and sale

Whether it’s a targeted campaign that promotes healthier choices or simple food switches like cooking with healthier oils, we can support you every step of the way.

Our Health Promotion team works directly with managers, staff and commercial kitchens so the healthy choice is the easy choice for consumers and food outlets.

Cook with healthier oils

Using healthy oils helps to reduce the risk of heart disease.

Our Healthier Oils Program supports local food outlets to make the switch to healthier cooking oils.

We recommend the use of canola oil, high oleic oil, sunflower oil, grapeseed oil, olive oil, corn oil, soybean oil, peanut oil or blended vegetable oil.

Why make the switch?

There are different kinds of oils that restaurants can use to cook food. Some are high in saturated and trans fats. These fats increase your risk of a stroke or heart disease.

There are other, healthier oils available. Cooking with these reduces the amount of saturated and trans fats in meals, and can lower one’s risk of heart disease.

What about cooking at home?

There is a way for you to assess the types of oil you are using when cooking in your own home. Look at the ‘nutrition information panel’ on the bottle to see if it meets the criteria below:

  • Saturated fat should be 20 grams per 100 grams or less
  • Trans fat should be 1 gram per 100 grams or less

If the oils you are using at home have high levels of saturated or trans fats, consider shopping for one of the healthier oils listed above.

The other option is to steam, bake, grill, braise, boil or microwave your food instead of sautéing or deep-frying.

The next step

If you would like more information on the Healthier Oils Program, you can visit the Heart Foundation website. Alternatively, call the Health Promotion team at Latrobe Community Health Service on 1800 242 696.

If you have concerns about diet or heart disease, see your doctor.

Learn more

With so many cooking oils to choose from, it can be hard to determine which ones are good for us.

Our Health Promotion Officer, Alisha, breaks down which oils are healthy and which ones you should avoid.