To further support healthy eating, we work with stakeholders, partners and the community more broadly to support our local and regional food system.
We work on a range of initiatives that support healthy eating, with local councils, community and recreation groups, schools, local food outlets, food businesses, environment and sustainability agencies, neighbourhood houses, emergency food relief services, and our community.
We encourage you to get involved and become an advocate for healthy eating where you live, work, learn and play.
For more information please contact the Health Promotion team – email HealthPromotion@gatewayhealth.org.au.
Healthy eating information and resources
These website links are recommended for useful, reliable information about healthy eating.
Click on the links below to access information for a variety of ages and needs, including food guides, portion sizes, meal plans/tips, healthy recipes, cooking videos, and food labelling information.
- Live Lighter
- Tucker Talk Tip Sheets (Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander resources)
- Cook Well Eat Well (Nutrition Australia)
- Eat For Health
- Food checker (can check the nutritional value of products and recipes)
State and national support services, resources and information have been developed to help early childhood services, schools, workplaces, community/recreation/sports groups, local food outlets, and other organisations.
Click on the links below to find these to help support and promote healthy eating in these settings.
- Healthy Eating Advisory Service
- Achievement Program
- Healthy Active by Design (National Heart Foundation)
Community food access guides
These guides provide information about local emergency food relief programs, meals on wheels, local food outlets that offer delivery services, online farmers markets, and also handy ideas and tips for healthy eating, home growing and food safety.
Community food projects and initiatives
Gateway Health works with the following settings to support healthy eating:
Healthy School Canteens
Developing canteen menus that meet the Victorian Healthy Canteen guidelines
Supporting and promoting healthy eating for employees with policy change and actions.
Early Childhood Services
Supporting and promoting healthy eating with policy change and actions.
Supporting food growing/sharing – there are many places to grow and share fresh, local food – edible school gardens, community gardens, neighbourhood houses, food swaps/share programs, and community co-operatives.