Articles tagged with: Health Star Rating

5 years of Health Star Ratings – are they working?

5 years of Health Star Ratings – are they working?

Five years after its implementation in June 2014, a review of the Health Star Rating (HSR) has found it performs well. Studies have shown that seeing the logo on the front of a pack effectively directs shoppers towards buying foods lower in kilojoules (Calories), saturated fats, sugars and sodium. Is it all positive? Or are there a few problems that still need to be ironed out? Take a look at my thoughts…

16 October 2019 by Catherine Saxelby

Q.  How does Nutri-grain breakfast cereal score 4 Stars?

Q. How does Nutri-grain breakfast cereal score 4 Stars?

At the moment, I keep getting asked this one question over and over again. Namely how can a refined, processed, high-sugar snack-like...

6 December 2017 by Catherine Saxelby

No more Tick! What were they thinking?

No more Tick! What were they thinking?

This week on the 8th December 2015, the Heart Foundation announced it is retiring the red Tick after 26 years! Retiring it in favour...

10 December 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

5 steps to calculate the Health Star Rating

5 steps to calculate the Health Star Rating

The easy way to calculate the HSR is to use the online calculator but for those of you who want to see the workings in order to...

13 October 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

The Worst 30 Foods for you to eat (beware)

The Worst 30 Foods for you to eat (beware)

Using the new Health Star Rating I’ve calculated the numbers of stars that the worst 30 foods will get. However, you’re unlikely...

8 October 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

The Health Star Rating – what is it and what does it mean for you?

The Health Star Rating – what is it and what does it mean for you?

The Health Star Rating (HSR) system ranks food products on a scale from half to five stars on the front of food packs. Like the...

18 August 2014 by Catherine Saxelby