Healthy Eating & Active Living

Last updated Jun 2, 2020

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Community Projects

Kitchen Garden and Cooking Program

Students and community members sharing skills in canteen gardens.

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Gardens for Harvest Knox & Yarra Ranges

Providing information and workshops for residents on how to grow their own food.

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Healesville Community Garden

Aims to increase social inclusion and to promote access to healthy food.

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Breastfeeding: Supporting A Natural Choice

Understanding the barriers to breastfeeding and increasing community support for breastfeeding mothers.

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Intervention

Bunjils Mirring Nganga-djak Project

Eye testing for the Aboriginal Community in the East.

Bunjils Mirring Nganga-djak Project
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Making water everyone's drink of choice

Identifying and implementing actions to reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and to increase the consumption of water.

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Healthy Picks Project

Working with cafés to make healthy food selection the easy choice.

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Water in Sport Initiative

Increasing consumption of water at sport and recreational facilities.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Food Security Project

Working in partnership with existing initiatives and agencies within the Outer East to increase food security.

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Mapping & Scoping Projects

Reassessing Food Insecurity In Melbourne's Outer East

Mapping physical access and economic costs of an affordable, appropriate and nutritious food supply.

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Outer East Community Food Access Research Project

Assessing the levels of food security in the region and planning a way forward.

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Emergency Relief: More Than Just a 'Band-Aid' Tertiary Intervention

Understanding the availability of nutritious food choices for consumers within the Emergency relief sector.

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Investigating culturally appropriate meals for inpatients at Eastern Health

Meeting the nutritional needs of patients for emotional, spiritual and mental health and well-being.

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Physical Activity

This Girl Can at the Yarra Centre 2019

Increasing women's participation in physical activity.

This Girl Can at the Yarra Centre 2019
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Policy & Leadership Change

Healthy Choices 2016-2018

Implementing Healthy Choices across Eastern Health sites.

Healthy Choices 2016-2018
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Crunchbox Pilot

City of Boroondara developed the ‘Crunchbox’ brand and provided recyclable take-away containers and promotional materials to the five cafes operating in Council leisure facilities.

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Food Sensitive Planning and Urban Design project

Towards improving the food sensitivity of urban design in the Outer East.

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Manningham City Council Food Security Plan 2016-2021

Brings together the food security needs identified by the community, as well as models of best practice.

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Whole System Approach

Crunch & Munch an Awesome Lunch

Creating a positive healthy eating culture in Yarra Valley schools.

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Health Promoting School - Holy Trinity Primary School

The first school within Knox to achieve 'Health Promoting School' status.

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'Cooking with your kids' in Primary Schools

A parent and child cooking class for students in prep to grade 2 to encourage cooking with children at home.

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Yarra Valley Health Promoting Schools Network 2017-2019

Supporting health and wellbeing at schools in the Yarra Valley.

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Yarra Valley Health Promoting Schools – Kitchen Garden Programs

Promoting healthy eating and teaching children and young people how to grow and prepare food.

Yarra Valley Health Promoting Schools – Kitchen Garden Programs
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Munch Sip and Move Program

Encouraging children to eat healthier ‘awesome’ foods at school.

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Deakin University Food Charter

Providing choice in food offerings to meet the needs of a varied and complex community.

Deakin University Food Charter
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