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.
The Healthy Choices framework includes:
- a classification guide that explains the Victorian Government's traffic light system for classifying foods and drinks as GREEN (best choices), AMBER (choose carefully) or RED (limit)
- policy guidelines to support the implementation of Healthy Choices in hospitals and health services, sport and recreation centres, workplaces and parks and recreational reserves
Implementation of Healthy Choices is supported by Victorian Healthy Eating Enterprise and the Healthy Eating Advisory Service. A number of settings have implemented Healthy Choices, read some of their case studies.
The Healthy Eating Advisory Service
The Healthy Eating Advisory Service (HEAS) is delivered by Nutrition Australia. HEAS helps organisations to put Healthy Choices into practice and provide and promote healthier foods and drink choices. HEAS offers online learning and menu assessment tools and provides information and guidance on planning healthier menus and creating healthier food environments.
Visit Healthy Eating Advisory Service for more information.