Healthy Choices case studies
Many organisations have begun providing healthier foods and drinks in retail food outlets, catering and vending machines, by implementing the Healthy Choices guidelines.
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Find out what it took for this council to move towards healthier internal catering
In this short video (opens in a new window), Customer Service Coordinator Steve Burgess talks about his experience working with the Healthy Eating Advisory Service to introduce healthy catering in Wyndham City Council.
Leading the way, by being the first to implement Healthy Choices in food outlets and vending machines in 2010.
In 2011 Alfred Health embarked on a project to improve the availability and promotion of healthier food and drinks offered at each of their three sites – The Alfred, Caulfield Hospital and Sandringham Hospital.
Clever ways to maintain sales while reducing sugary drink consumption.
In 2015, Alfred Health did four experiments to see how changing the way packaged drinks were displayed and/or priced could influence customers' purchasing habits. It demonstrates the positive impact that can be achieved on customer behaviour without having a negative effect on sales.
Healthy Together Geelong and the City of Greater Geelong joined forces to provide healthier foods and drinks at the Lara Pool kiosk.
This included making healthy changes to the kiosk menu and promoting healthy options to users and visitors. Three opportunities for change were identified to make healthy changes sustainable including developing a healthier menu, displaying consistent health promoting messages around the facility and supporting the workforce during the implementation process.
See how staff at the Twelve Apostles kiosk made healthy changes to the food and drink they sell with support from the Healthy Eating Advisory Service.
It's all part of Parks Victoria’s motto, Healthy Parks Healthy People.
Nearly 70% of the items sold in this health service cafe are GREEN options.
The service also implemented healthy catering for staff meetings and events, and adopted an organisational policy to embed the changes.
See how this hospital promotes healthy eating in the canteen and broader workplace environment.
This brief video (opens in a new window) features the changes University Hospital Geelong, Barwon Health has made to its canteen, catering service and the workplace environment to support all staff and visitors to make healthier food and drink choices.
See how this entertainment venue introduced healthier catering and vending machines.
James Mavros, Manager of the Plenty Valley Arts & Convention Centre describes in this video how the City of Whittlesea implemented their healthy catering policy as part of their ongoing health promotion efforts, including offering healthier choices in vending machines.
Taking a whole-of-community approach to making healthy choices the easy choices for residents.
The Western District Health Service has provided a fantastic example of how the community can rally together to make a change.
Sigma is working with its on-site café and vending machine provider to introduce healthier food options, and reduce injury and illness in the workplace.