Posted on 20 January 2022
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An exciting new Victorian-wide movement launching today aims to transform food and drink options in schools and other community organisations in an effort to provide children with the healthy start they need to learn, grow and thrive. Vic Kids Eat Well ...

Posted on 9 December 2021
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Over the hot summer months, it’s important for your facility’s members and visitors to stay hydrated whilst being active. We all have a role in encouraging water as the drink of choice and providing easy access!  Here are some tips to promote water throughout your facility:...

Posted on 10 November 2021
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Did you know that only 5% of Aussie kids are meeting their daily veg needs? However, research has shown that role modelling healthy eating to young children can encourage them to develop healthy eating habits. We’re excited to announce the release of a new training module designed especially for...

Posted on 4 November 2021

The Healthy Eating Advisory Service is proud to support the Victorian Government's new 'Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures' action plan to support children and young people to be healthy, active and well. Consistent with the Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2019-2023, 'Healthy Kids, Healthy...

Posted on 3 November 2021
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Looking for some inspiration to get your pool kiosk summer ready and full of healthy treats for those hot days? In 2019, the Winchelsea Swimming Pool kiosk successfully transformed their food and drinks as per the Healthy Choices guidelines - transitioning from 90% RED foods/drinks to all GREEN...

Posted on 3 November 2021
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The price of food and drinks has significant influence on what people decide to eat - ‘pricing interventions’ are a way of directing people toward healthier options. “Research has found that just a 10% price increase on unhealthy items and a 10% price decrease on healthy items can result in...

Posted on 3 November 2021
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What people eat is strongly influenced by their local food environments and sport and rec facilities are an important environment for encouraging and influencing people toward healthier options. Despite this, data has shown that unhealthy food environments exist in many sport and rec facilities...

Posted on 22 October 2021
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Under the Policy directive, externally or privately managed retailers are also encouraged to provide healthier food and drink options. Whilst many externally managed retailers are proactively engaging with HEAS to implement elements of the Healthy Choices guidelines, there are a number of ways...

Posted on 22 October 2021
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Having conversations with your food and drink suppliers is an important part of supporting the work you do in meeting the Healthy Choices Policy directive. From vending suppliers to suppliers of food and drinks for the kitchen, these are important people to have in the loop. Read on for...

Posted on 22 October 2021
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When implementing the Healthy Choices Policy directive, ‘getting started’ can look a little different for each organisation depending on factors such as size, available staffing/resources, type of food services offered. If you’re looking for ideas on where your health...

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