Healthy Eating & Active Living


Healthy Choices in the Yarra Valley

This prevention focused initiative from the Eastern Health - Health Promotion Team aimed to increase the availability of healthy food and drink choices in schools and sports clubs through making positive changes in the canteens and lunch order programs.

A traffic light system was used to classify foods and drinks based on their nutritional composition and enabled community members to have access to healthy food and drinks in key community settings.

A new agile approach called "Healthy Bite Sized Choices" to support schools to make easy Healthy Choices changes quicker will be piloted with schools and sports clubs in 2020-21.

Contact: Eastern Health - Health Promotion

Resource: Healthy Choices in the Yarra Valley