The Victorian Government’s nutrition and food-related policies and programs are driven by key national and state strategies and guidelines.
National policies, 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 2010–2015 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 policies, 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 2015-2019 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 and participation at every age
Aboriginal Nutrition and Physical Activity Strategy
Closing the Nutrition & Physical Activity Gap in Victoria: Victorian Aboriginal nutrition and physical activity strategy 2009–2014 outlines approaches to the improving the health Aboriginal Victorians, including of healthy eating by ensuring access to healthy food choices.
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.
Koolin Balit Action Plan
The Koolin Balit Statewide Action Plan 2013 to 2015 outlines the actions the Victorian Department of Health & Human Services and other relevant departments are focused on to improve the health outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians.