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.
Evidence and data
The Victorian Government monitors food, nutrition and related health data to inform policies and interventions.
Health promoting environments and healthy food choices
The Victorian Government is placing good health at the centre of our everyday lives by encouraging health promoting environments and healthy food choices where Victorians spend their time.
Healthy Choices is a framework that promotes access to healthier food and drink options from retail outlets, vending machines and catering.
Healthy eating strategies and guidelines
The Victorian Government's healthy eating policies, guidelines and programs are informed by key national and state strategies and guidelines.
Reviewed 07 October 2015