What we do

Our Vision

Healthy food and drinks are the norm where Victorians live, learn, work and play

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Chetan Patel: We’re promoting healthier lives. A crucial part of that is what you’re eating.

Vanessa Korfiatis: The Healthy Eating Advisory Service is a free service, so there is project officer to support with implementing the Healthy Choices guidelines. Contact the Healthy Eating Advisory Service. They’re a really great first point of call. They’ll provide the mentorship training and point you in the right direction.

Crystie Ballard: The Healthy Eating Advisory Service were there to provide guidance of where to start.

Bruce Mackay: Having bodies like the Healthy Eating Advisory Service gives staff a resource to go to.

Anne McEvoy: The education provided by the Healthy Eating Advisory Service is definitely one of the winning factors.

Crystie Ballard: FoodChecker has been the number one that’s really helped to make this happen.

Chetan Patel: We’ll go into FoodChecker first, it will tell us if we’re compliant with our ratios.

Rebecca O’Sullivan: It gave myself and all staff that knowledge of what did fit into which category. The Healthy Eating Advisory Service are absolutely fundamental, you know. We couldn’t have done it without them.

Our Mission

To provide effective, innovative and evidence-informed support to organisations and to enable systems change to create healthier food environments

We believe that every Victorian should have access to healthier foods and drinks.

Since 2012, the Healthy Eating Advisory Service has supported organisations across Victoria to promote healthier foods and drinks and meet government food and drink policies and guidelines. We want to ensure that healthier food and drink options are ‘the norm, not the exception.  

Our team comes to work each day inspired to positively contribute to the health and wellbeing of all Victorians by increasing the supply and promotion of healthier food and drinks.  

Staff member smiling with plate of food

We strive to...

  • Increase the reach of our services enabling organisations to implement and maintain healthy food environments

  • Strengthen our support through training, coaching, tools and resources to enable organisations to successfully create healthier food environments

  • Partner and collaborate for effective implementation health eating initiatives

  • Demonstrate impact through regular monitoring and evaluation processes

Who we support

We’re here to support Victorian organisations to lead change across their community and implement food and drink supply policies and guidelines that promote health.  

We support:

  • Early childhood education and care services – long day care, family day care, kindergarten
  • Outside school hours care services
  • Schools and Tertiary Education
  • Health services – hospitals, residential aged care and integrated community health services
  • Sport and recreation facilities
  • Sports clubs
  • Community and council-run facilities
  • Other workplaces
  • Retail food industry and suppliers

Delivering on Government priorities

Our work directly contributes to the Victorian Government’s strategic vision of “Better health and wellbeing for all Victorians”.

This is reflected in the following key public health plans:

Victorian public health and wellbeing plan 2019-2023 
Healthy kids, healthy futures five-year action plan 
Victorian cancer plan 2020-2024 

Our support is organisation wide

We know the most effective and sustained changes occur when there’s a concerted effort across the entire organisation. We support everyone in an organisation involved in providing and promoting healthier food and drinks.

This includes:

  • Leadership and management
  • Health promotion and nutrition professionals
  • Canteen and food service
  • Retail food industry and suppliers

Ready to get started?

Find out more about the support we can provide.

The Healthy Eating Advisory Service is delivered by Nutrition Australia Vic Division, with support from the Victorian Government.