Victorian government introduces ‘Healthy choices: policy directive for Victorian public health services’

The Victorian Government has introduced the ‘Healthy choices: policy directive for Victorian public health services’ (the Policy directive). 

The Policy directive strengthens Victorian public health services as places that support the health and wellbeing of their staff and visitors. It requires services to ensure that healthier food and drinks are sold, provided and promoted across all of their sites and facilities. 

It covers:

  • in-house retail food outlets
  • all vending machines
  • all staff/visitor catering
  • items purchased by staff and visitors from patient/resident menus

Video one: an overview of the Policy Directive for health service leadership 

Video two: an overview of the Policy Directive for Health promotion and implementation staff

To access the full details including why it has been developed, what it means for your public health service and how HEAS can support you please click here.