Policy directive: Retail leases, contracts and tenders template

Health services

Use this template as an example of how you can include the Victorian Government’s Healthy choices: policy directive in tenders, contracts, and leases with food service providers.

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Including the Policy directive

Hospitals and health services may have contracts or lease agreements with retail food service outlets, caterers, and vending machine suppliers.

The Victorian Government’s Healthy choices: policy directive for Victorian public health services (Policy directive) requires that ‘in-house’ managed retail outlets (including items purchased by staff/visitors from patient menus), all vending machines and all catering services* provide healthier food and drink options.

(Health services are encouraged to apply this policy to all of their retail food outlets –to help meet the Victorian Cancer Plan 2020-2024 state-wide target).

Including the Policy directive in leases and contracts with external suppliers, as well as food service tenders will:

  • help make your efforts in supporting healthy eating sustainable and embedded within your services procedures
  • help reinforce health services as places that support the health and wellbeing of their staff and visitors.
  • support food service providers wanting to make healthy changes
  • demonstrate your leadership and commitment to promoting health and wellbeing.

*applies to staff procuring food and drinks with health service (government funds) for meetings, functions, and events. This includes occasions such as workshops, conferences, community events, launches, celebrations and ceremonies, as well as client or community education, information, or training programs. It also includes food/drinks provided (free) for staff/visitors in waiting rooms/staff rooms.

More information

For more information please phone 1300 22 52 88 or email heas@nutritionaustralia.org.au

Except where otherwise indicated, the images in this document show models and illustrative settings only, and do not necessarily depict actual services, facilities or recipients of services. This document may contain images of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. In this document, ‘Aboriginal’ refers to both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. ‘Indigenous’ or ‘Koori/Koorie’ is retained when part of the title of a report, program or quotation. Copyright © State of Victoria 2016

Written and reviewed by dietitians and nutritionists at Nutrition Australia, with support from the Victorian Government.

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