Nutrition Australia supports Vic Government 5 year healthy, active, well plan

Nutrition Australia supports Vic Government 5 year healthy, active, well plan

by Freya Lucas

December 10, 2021

Nutrition Australia in partnership with Cancer Council Victoria, will implement a new state-wide program called Vic Kids Eat Well.

 

The implementation comes as a result of the work undertaken by Nutrition Australia in its role as a delivery partner of Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures, the Victorian Government’s five-year action plan to support children and young people to be healthy, active and well. 

 

The action plan is aimed at ensuring Victorian children enjoy a healthy, happy childhood and have access to the foundations for life-long health and wellbeing which includes access to healthier food and drinks, and more opportunities to be active throughout their day. 

 

Delivered through Nutrition Australia’s Healthy Eating Advisory Service (HEAS) in conjunction with the Achievement Program, Vic Kids Eat Well will transform healthy food and drink options in schools and other community organisations. 

 

“Access to healthier food and drink offers lifelong benefits including healthy development, positive physical and mental wellbeing, and disease prevention including cancer, diabetes and obesity,” Lucinda Hancock, CEO of Nutrition Australia said. 

 

“Vic Kids Eat Well is a whole of community approach to transform the food and drink in places where children, young people and families gather, learn and play. It’s about ensuring these environments promote and provide nutritious food and drink to support healthy eating and active living.” 

 

Ms Hancock described HEAS as the experts in helping organisations to integrate healthy food and drink into their food services including canteens, kiosks/cafes, vending and catering. 

 

“We’re excited and proud to be delivering this wonderful initiative together with the Achievement Program to ensure all children and young people have access to the healthy start they deserve.”

 

To learn more about Vic Kids Eat Well please see here

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