Health services play an important role in supporting the health and wellbeing of staff and visitors. Supplying healthier foods and drinks to your staff and visitors is now part of the Department of Health’s Healthy choices: policy directive for Victorian public health services.
We can assist your organisation in understanding and meeting the requirements of the Policy directive.
All Victorian health services are implementing the Healthy choices: policy directive for Victorian public health services across all their in-house retail outlets and vending machines. Health services are encouraged to implement the Healthy choices: policy directive in privately managed retail outlets also.
The Policy directive applies to all public health services across all of their sites and facilities, including – hospitals, integrated community health services and public residential aged care services.
Resources to implement the Policy directive
Access our library of resources to learn more about the Policy directive and the relevant food and drink targets.
What if the Healthy Choices: Policy directive doesn't apply to me?
If the Policy directive does not apply to your health service you can access our suite of resources for implementing the Healthy choices guidelines.
Browse healthy recipes
Check out our range of delicious recipes to support healthier eating in retail food outlets and catering services. All recipes are classified as GREEN or AMBER, in line with the Victorian Government’s Healthy choices: food and drink classification guide.
Develop healthy eating policies and contracts for your organisation
Having a healthy eating policy in line with the Healthy Choices: policy directive is an important method for maintaining progress. Having Policy directive requirements in contracts and tenders is an effective way of ensuring your health service continues to meet the Policy directive.
Provide healthier catering, vending and retail
HealthShare Victoria and the Healthy Eating Advisory Service have worked together to classify catering products commonly available to health services to assist them in meeting the requirements of the Healthy choices: policy directive.
Promoting healthy eating
Communicating your organisation’s progress and milestones to stakeholders is an important part of the Healthy choices: policy directive implementation process.
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