Children and teenagers are in the phase of active growth and development. When the three main meals of the day provide inadequate energy to meet body needs, healthy snacks may be considered. In addition, proper selection of healthy snacks can supplement their nutrient requirements. Hence, the Database of Prepackaged Snacks (the Database) was developed to facilitate members of the public, in particular school students, in making healthy snack choices. The prepackaged snacks in the Database have to meet the nutritional criteria of “Snacks of Choice” or “Snacks to Choose in Moderation” in accordance with the Nutritional Guidelines on Snacks for Students issued by the Department of Health.
The Database is a non-profit making voluntary initiative of the Hong Kong Nutrition Association, which is established by collecting suitable prepackaged snacks from the major local supermarkets since 2011, then compile the Database based on the product information collected. To enrich the Database, submissions of product information by food manufacturers, tuck-shop operators and members of the public are welcomed.
Person(s)/entity(ies) who submit the information shall ensure the data provided are accurate at the time of submission. They should also inform us if they are aware of any changes in the aforesaid information so that the Database could be presented in an up-to-date manner.
Members of the public should be aware of the followings:
- The information uploaded on this Website is for reference only and it is not exhaustive. Whilst we expect the submitted information to be accurate and updated, we do not bear any responsibility in ensuring validity, accuracy or completeness of any information so contained.
- While updating of information on this Website will be carried out as soon as practicable, we do not guarantee or assume, and shall not be liable for any responsibility in relation to the information or Database, including but not limited to any updating of information within a specified duration or otherwise.
- While we endeavour to ensure the accuracy of the information, person(s)/entity(ies) who made the submission should be responsible for validity of data to the best of their knowledge. We shall not be responsible for any claim, loss or damage incurred, sustained, suffered or be subject to by any person in any manner anywhere in relation to the use of the information or Database of this Website.
Since the nutrition label of a product may be updated from time to time, users are recommended to verify the classification of snacks according to the information on the package at the point-of-purchase. Nonetheless, we welcome updates from stakeholders and members of the public at any time.
School personnel, parents, tuck-shop operators and members of the public are welcome to send in their views to email@example.com regarding this initiative.
This Disclaimer has been translated into Chinese. If there is any inconsistency or ambiguity between the English version and the Chinese version, the English version shall prevail.
Database of Prepackaged Snacks – Drinks (pdf)
Database of Prepackaged Snacks – Food (pdf)
Database of Prepackaged Snacks – Submission Form (pdf)
Nutritional Guidelines on Snacks for Students, Department of Health