Food is a fundamental part of our everyday lives, what we eat plays a significant role in determining our growth and development as children and the health and wellbeing that we experience across our lifespan. Healthy food environments support healthy eating, a healthy workforce and a healthy population.

The Department of Health and Human Services is making it easier for Victorians to identify and choose healthier food and drink options in settings where they learn, live, work, dine and play. The Victorian Government’s mandatory kilojoule labelling scheme and Healthy Choices policy guidelines are helping to better inform Victorians about available food choices and to create health-promoting environments throughout the state.

The Victorian Healthy Eating Enterprise (VHEE) provides a coordinated platform for the Victorian Government to work with local governments, businesses, community health services, academics, health professionals and peak health bodies to build robust food systems, promote healthy eating and increase healthy eating opportunities across Victoria. 

 
Healthy choices policy guidelines

Healthy Choices policy guidelines

The Victorian Government is helping to create health-promoting environments throughout the state. Healthy Choices is a framework for improving the provision and promotion of healthier foods and drinks in key settings where Victorians spend their time.

Read more about the Healthy Choices policy guidelines and how they are being implemented.
The Victorian Healthy Eating Enterprise (VHEE)

The Victorian Healthy Eating Enterprise

The Victorian Healthy Eating Enterprise (VHEE) aims to improve the health and wellbeing of Victorians through food. The VHEE provides a coordinated platform for its partners to collaboratively promote a vibrant healthy eating culture across Victoria.

The Victorian Healthy Eating Enterprise
Kilojoule labelling scheme

Kilojoule labelling scheme for large chain food businesses and supermarkets

The Victorian Government has introduced a kilojoule labelling scheme that will apply to large chain food businesses and supermarkets. From 1 May 2018, the Victorian kilojoule labelling scheme requires chain food businesses and supermarkets to display:

• the average kilojoule content of standardised, ready-to-eat food and non-alcoholic drinks on menus, menu boards, food labels and price tags
• the statement 'The average adult daily energy intake is 8,700 kJ' on menus, menu boards and on each display cabinet, stand or area.

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