The Brand Name Food List (BNFL) website (The List) is intended for education and information purposes to help British Columbians create a healthier food environment in BC schools and public buildings.

The List uses BC government standards to assign nutrition ratings, create scorecards and share information and recommendations for food and beverage products available in schools and public buildings in British Columbia. The List is not meant to provide comprehensive food service recommendations for schools, public buildings, or other building sites, nor is it intended to be an educational tool for students. The List does not endorse or recommend any specific food products, companies or distributors.

For advice and information on implementing food and beverage guidelines consult your local health authority or Dietitian Services at HealthLink BC.

The List does not provide diet recommendations for families or individuals, recommendations for personal consumption of foods and beverage products or medical advice. If you need immediate medical attention phone 9-1-1 or go to your doctor or local hospital.

Accuracy of content

This information is provided as a public service. While we strive to provide current and accurate information, all of the information provided by the List is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, whether expressed or implied.

Residents of British Columbia

The List is a resource provided to residents of British Columbia. The List is also accessible to users outside of British Columbia for the purposes of providing product information for the List, educating about healthier foods in schools and public buildings and as a resource for developing guidelines and policy for healthier food environments in schools and public buildings outside of B.C.

Privacy statement


The Government of British Columbia is committed to protecting the privacy of people whose personal information is held by government through responsible information management practices. Any personal information provided to the Government of B.C. is collected, used and disclosed in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or other applicable legislation.

What is Personal Information?

Personal information is recorded information about an identifiable individual. Personal information includes such things as an individual's name, address, birth date, e-mail address and phone number.

What kind of information is being collected?

If you visit a B.C. government website to browse, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about the visit. The following information is automatically collected and stored:

  1. The Internet Protocol address and domain name used. The Internet Protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. This address can be translated to determine the domain name of your service provider (e.g., or;
  2. The type of browser and operating system;
  3. The date and time of the visit; and
  4. The web pages or services accessed.

Information collected automatically is used for purposes such as assessing system performance, improving web services and website management. The Government of B.C. does not use this data to determine your identity unless required to do so as part of an internal investigation or other law enforcement purpose.

Proprietary information provided by you, such as manufacturer names, product names, and flavour names, all of which may be trademarks or registered trademarks will be collected and displayed on printed Scorecards and search results.

Information Collected Directly From You

Personal information collected, by a B.C. Government website is done so under the authority of section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Personal information will only be used by authorized staff to fulfill the purpose for which it was originally collected or for a use consistent with that purpose unless you expressly consent otherwise. We do not disclose your information to other public bodies or individuals except as authorized by the FOIPP Act.

The B.C. Government does not collect personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it in order to use specific online services. Collection of a name and email address enables a Registered Dietitian to follow-up with a registered user if a product submission is incomplete, and, with consent, enables HealthLink BC to send alerts to a registered user informing them of nutrient criteria changes, relevant federal or provincial regulatory issues and other items of interest.

What safeguards are in place?

The Government of B.C. is obligated to protect your personal information by making reasonable security arrangements against such risks as unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure or disposal. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day operating practices as part of government’s continuing commitment to the protection of personal information it holds.

How long is information retained?

Information collected or created by the Government of B.C. is maintained in accordance with government's records retention schedules and other legislative requirements.

How can I access and correct information I submit to a website?

You can review any personal information collected about you by submitting a Freedom of Information request. You may request changes or annotate your personal information if you believe it to be inaccurate. Refer to the Freedom of Information - Request for Personal Records webpage at for further information.

Links to other sites

The Government of B.C. is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of external websites, including websites accessed through links located on this website.


A cookie is a small file stored on your computer by your web browser when using some internet sites. Cookies can also store personal information such as your name, e-mail address, home or work address, or telephone number. Persistent cookies can use this type of personal information to identify you whenever you access a website. Sessional cookies are used to help you move around our website and do not store personal information. Sessional cookies are valid only during the time you are actually using the website.

The Government of B.C. does not use persistent cookies (which may store personal information) but may use sessional cookies (which do not store personal information).

Who to contact for more information

Any questions regarding this privacy policy or regarding the FOIPP Act can be directed to the Director, Dietitian Services at HealthLink BC, at 604-215-5138.

If you have a question or concern about your personal information, please contact the, Dietitian Services at HealthLink BC, at 604-215-5138.


Warranty Disclaimer

This information is provided as a public service by the Government of British Columbia, Box 9411, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V8W 9V1.

This website and all of the information it contains are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, whether expressed or implied. All implied warranties, including, without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement, are hereby expressly disclaimed. Links and references to any other websites are provided for information only and listing shall not be taken as endorsement of any kind. The Government of British Columbia is not responsible for the content or reliability of the linked websites and does not endorse the content, products, services or views expressed within them.

Limitation of Liabilities

Under no circumstances will the Government of British Columbia or any of its respective servants, employees or agents be liable to any person or business entity for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or other damages based on: (a) use of any of our Contributions under these Terms and Conditions; (b) any use by you of the List; or (c) any failure by you to abide by these Terms and Conditions. This includes any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or other damages based on any use of this website or any other website to which this site is linked, including, without limitation, any lost profits, business interruption, or loss of programs or information, even if the Government of British Columbia has been specifically advised of the possibility of such damages.


The following policy governs the operation and management of the government's main website and all websites of ministries, and agencies reporting to ministries.

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All rights reserved

This material is owned by the Government of British Columbia and protected by copyright law. It may not be reproduced or redistributed without the prior written permission of the Province of British Columbia. You may download or make a copy of the website materials for your own personal and reporting use, provided credit to the List is acknowledged.

Please note that printed Scorecards and search results contain manufacturer names, product names, and flavour names, all of which may be trademarks or registered trademarks. These trademarks remain the property of the trademark owners and are not associated with the Government of British Columbia.

By submitting copies or images of your trademarked material, you are consenting to the use of those images on the Brand Name Food List website.