Healthy Eating & Active Living

East Gippsland Healthy Eating and Active Living Partnership

The East Gippsland Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) Partnership comprises of partner agencies and other interested community members who are committed to developing and implementing prevention strategies that focus on increasing positive health and wellbeing outcomes for the East Gippsland community.

Meetings are held every two months across East Gippsland. Any agency promoting healthy eating and physical activity to support their community (or has an interest in doing so) is welcome to attend meetings. Community members are also able to assist. If specific areas of interest arise within the group, smaller short-term working groups will be formed to progress work in the area - such as a large systems thinking project to reduce obesity.

New members must contact EGPCP prior to attending.

Healthy Eating and Active Living Prevention Plan

This plan guides the activity of EGPCP partners involved in the East Gippsland Healthy Eating and Active Living Partnership. The plan is also reported on annually to review the progress being made by the partnership.

All prevention activity also aligns with the East Gippsland Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan, Well Placed for Wellbeing.

Downloads

Eat Well in the Workplace – a guide to healthy eating and catering in East Gippsland

The HEAL Network supported GLCH's proposal (a member organisation) to create 'Eat well in the workplace - a guide to healthy eating and catering in East Gippsland'. The HEAL Network will support implementation of this guide, with the aim to increase access to healthier food in the workplace.

The guide provides practical advice on how to get started and includes a catalogue of healthy recipes and local caterers, which can be found at the end of the resource. Click here to view the guide via Gippsland Lakes Community Health's website.

This project supports implementation of the East Gippsland Primary Care Partnership Strategic Plan:
Priority areas: Prevention; and Strategic Engagement and Partnerships by:

  • being a place based approach to prevention of obesity & chronic disease via workplace settings;
  • expanding the reach of the HEAL partnership;
  • measuring prevention outcomes; and
  • increasing awareness of EGPCP and prevention focus to non-traditional partners.

It also aligns with Council’s Health and Wellbeing Plan, 'Well Placed for Wellbeing' Priority Area 2: Being Active and Well by:

  • taking a place based approach to increasing healthy eating practice within workplace settings;
  • increasing employee exposure to healthy choices and stimulating healthy behaviour change; and
  • aligning with the Plan's goals of increasing healthy eating and reducing obesity levels.

Healthy Eating Advisory Service

The Healthy Eating Advisory Service is delivered by experienced nutritionists and dietitians to help organisations provide and promote healthier foods and drinks to improve the health of all Victorians. They predominately work with early childhood services, outside school hours care, schools, workplaces, hospitals, sport and recreation centres, tertiary education and parks. The advisory service supports these organisations to provide healthier foods and drinks in their menus, through catering, food outlets and vending.

Visit the Healthy Eating Advisory Service website for more information and resources, including online and face-to-face training.