The Victorian Government's nutrition and food related policies and programs are driven by key national and state strategies and guidelines.

National strategies and guidelines

Australian Dietary Guidelines

Australian Dietary Guidelines provide advice about the amount and kinds of foods needed to encourage and maintain the health and wellbeing of the Australian population.

Australian Guide to Healthy Eating

The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating is a visual guide to the recommended daily consumption of the five food groups required for a healthy life.

Infant Feeding Guidelines

Infant Feeding Guidelines assist health workers in providing consistent advice to the general public about breastfeeding and infant feeding.

Australian National Breastfeeding Strategy

The Australian National Breastfeeding Strategy 2019 and beyond outlines the priorities of Australian governments at all levels to improve the health of infants and young children by protecting, promoting, supporting and monitoring breastfeeding throughout Australia

National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care

This is a government framework to ensure high quality and drive continuous improvement and consistency in Australian education and care services. Quality Standard 2.2 of this framework is relevant to supporting nutrition and healthy eating. It states that ‘Healthy eating and physical activity are embedded in the program for children’.

Nutrient reference values for Australia and New Zealand

The nutrient reference values (NRVs) are a set of recommendations for nutritional intake based on currently available scientific knowledge.

Victorian strategies and guidelines

Health Priorities Framework

The Victorian Health Priorities Framework 2012–2022 sets out the future of the entire Victorian health system and provides the principles that should guide decision making and innovation, investment and actions for health and wellbeing of metropolitan and rural Victoria.

Public Health and Wellbeing Plan

The vision of the Victorian public health and wellbeing plan 2019-2023 is for a Victoria free of the avoidable burden of disease and injury so that all Victorians can enjoy the highest attainable standards of health and wellbeing. 

Koolin Balit Aboriginal Health Strategy

Koolin Balit: Victorian Government strategic directions for Aboriginal health 2012–2022 directs the state government’s commitment to meeting the health needs of Aboriginal Victorians through planning and strategic development of the health system, and by building relationships through improved practices.