Everyday drinks

Meals, snacks and drinks that meet the minimum food and drink benchmark

Water

  • plain, including tap, spring, mineral or sparkling.
  • also includes plain waters infused with fruit/herb essence or flavouring only (no fruit juice, no sugars and no intense sweeteners such as stevia or aspartame should be added).
  • for water with added juice see Fruit/vegetable juices below.

Plain milk and milk alternatives (including plain UHT milks)

  • preferably reduced fat.

Flavoured milk and milk alternatives/flavoured UHT milk/drinking yoghurt/hot chocolate (including coffee-flavoured milk)

  • preferably reduced fat.
  • milk alternatives should have calcium added.
  • caffeinated drinks (e.g. iced coffees) are not to be sold in primary schools.

Maximum portion size

  • 300mL primary school
  • 500mL secondary school
  • ensure that smaller sizes are available and promoted.

Milk shakes/smoothies (milk/milk-alternative type, with/without fruit)

  • no ice-cream/gelato/sorbet.
  • preferably reduced fat.

Maximum portion size

  • 300mL primary school
  • 500mL secondary school
  • ensure that smaller sizes are available and promoted.

Fruit/vegetable juices (including coconut water), fruit-based smoothies/no-added-sugar frozen crushed ice drinks

  • 99% fruit/vegetable for juices (includes coconut water).
  • 99% fruit/vegetables juice served frozen or blended with ice are Everyday frozen ice snacks.
  • 99% fruit/vegetables juice may be diluted with plain/sparkling water. No sugars or intense sweeteners such as stevia or aspartame should be included in the ingredients list.

Maximum portion size

  • 250mL

Breakfast drinks

Maximum portion size

  • 300mL primary school
  • 500mL secondary school
  • ensure that smaller sizes are available and promoted
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