Healthier Eating and Active Living

The Victorian Health and Wellbeing Plan sets out to provide key priorities and a vision to improve the health and wellbeing of Victorians.

With this plan in mind, representatives from 12 agencies across the G21 Region came together to workshop a shared priority that will be an integral part of their work going forward.

The 12 agencies involved in this work included Barwon Health, Bellarine Community Health, Colac Area Health, Hesse Rural Health, Leisure Networks, City of Greater Geelong, Surf Coast Shire, Golden Plains Shire, Colac Otway Shire, G21 Geelong Region Alliance, DHHS, Womens Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West Inc.

The shared priority identified and agreed to by all 12 agencies was Healthier Eating and Active Living.

To read more about this shared priority, click here.

Backbone Support Group:

  • G21 HEALTH & WELLBEING PILLAR - Janice Lane & Liz Dando
  • BARWON HEALTH - Mairead O'Sullivan
  • CITY OF GREATER GEELONG - Monica Evans
  • GOLDEN PLAINS SHIRE - Rebecca Hickey
  • BELLARINE COMMUNITY HEALTH - Ruth Cuttler
  • DHHS - Sue Morgan

Project Update (July 2017) - Shared Measurement and Collective Impact

On Wednesday 28th May, around 24 people from across the G21 Region came together to hear from Jen Riley of Navigating Outcomes about Collective Impact and Shared Measurement.

Participants heard from Jen on the differences between collaboration and other ways of working, the 5 conditions of collective impact and how to measure Collective Impact.

The morning’s session held at the Geelong Regional Library Corporation builds our collective understanding of collaboration; the principles that help guide our work.

As we move towards a shared plan for action in addressing Obesity Prevention, the backbone support group felt that the session provided an excellent building block towards our Regional goal.

Project Update (May 2017)

On Thursday 18th May, over 30 people from a range of organisations (Health, Community and Local Government)  attended an Activity Mapping workshop with staff from Deakin University – Global Obesity Centre.

As a collective, this group of agencies are working together on the shared health priority of Healthier Eating and Active Living.

If we are to work together in a more coordinated way, then we need to understand what is currently going on across the G21 Region. There is a myriad of activity going on and the Systems Map will help us to unpack the key activities and connections, and help inform our planning process.

HEALTHIER EATING ACTIVITY MAP

ACTIVE LIVING ACTIVITY MAP

These Activity Maps signify to the best of our collective knowledge, the activity currently undertaken across the G21 Region around our shared health promotion priority.

Whilst not an exhaustive list, it does provide our agencies with information about the number and type of activities occurring across the Region.

As we move forward on developing a shared action plan, this activity mapping provides valuable background information for our work.

 

Click below to view the following documents:

Healthier Eating & Active Living - Backbone Support Communications Plan 2017

Healthier Eating & Active Living - Project Plan Timelines 2017

Healthier Eating & Active Living - Collective Impact & Shared Measurement Presntation - July 2017

Healthier Eating Activity Map - July 2017

Active Living Activity Map - July 2017

Project News

On Wednesday 28th May, around 24 people from across the G21 Region came together to hear from Jen Riley of Navigating Outcomes about Collective Impact and Shared Measurement.

Congratulations to Barwon Health for phasing out all sugary drinks from vending machines and cafeterias across each of its sites.

With over 170 members, Winchelsea Health Club is building the communities strength in more ways than one. 

As the shared health priority of Healthier Eating and Active Living gains momentum across the G21 Region, it is important to understand the extent and level of work currently undertaken by many partner agencies across the G21 Region.

As of May 2018, all major Victorian food outlets and supermarket chains to display kilojoule contents on their menus.

Project Events

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

We would like you to come along to The Next Generation of Action Forum & share your ideas around heathy eating & active living.

Have a voice and help pave the way as we move towards the next phase of action.

This will help us design The Next Generation of Action.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

This interactive workshop is designed for care staff including nurses and care assistants working with older adults living at home.

Related Resources

Australia should introduce a tax on sugary drinks to recoup some of the costs of obesity to the community.

This profile is designed to provide local governments with population health oral health data to undertake comprehensive public health and wellbeing planning. 

It shows how the oral health indicators for the City of Greater Geelong compare to the Victorian average

 

The G21 Physical Activity Strategy will create an environment that supports physical activity by establishing an evidence base to guide policy and decision making at a regional and municipal level.

The purpose of the Geelong Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2013-2017 is to demonstrate how the City of Greater Geelong will work to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community over a four year period.

This summary document has been drafted to share the initial thinking about the purpose and scope of the work and the role of a Backbone Support Group.

The scope of these Terms of Reference extend to the "Backbone Support Group" when coming together to support progress of the shared health priority - Healthier Eating and Active Living.

This map illustrates the activity that occurs by multi- agencies across the G21 Region. It is a point in time based on participation in a workshop held on 18th May 2017.
The maps will be used to assist in the development of a joined up plan by multi-agencies who share the common agenda of Healthier Eating & Active Living.

Prepared by the G21 Geelong Region Alliance, January 2017. Sourced from the Victorian Population Health 2014 and VicHealth Indicators 2015 surveys.

Prepared by the G21 Geelong Region Alliance, January 2017. Sourced from the Victorian Population Health 2014 and VicHealth Indicators 2015 surveys.

Prepared by the G21 Geelong Region Alliance, January 2017. Sourced from the Victorian Population Health 2014 and VicHealth Indicators 2015 surveys.

G21 Region Snapshot includes the following indicators: 

  • Met vegetable consumption guidelines (%)
  • Met fruit consumption guidelines (%)
  • Daily Consumer od Sugar Sweetened Soft Drinks (%)
  • Met Physical Activity Guidelines (%)
  • Walked for transport 4 or
  • ...

Prepared by the G21 Geelong Region Alliance, January 2017. Sourced from the Victorian Population Health 2014 and VicHealth Indicators 2015 surveys.

Prepared by the G21 Geelong Region Alliance, January 2017. Sourced from the Victorian Population Health 2014 and VicHealth Indicators 2015 surveys.

The Healthy Eating Resource Guide was developed as a quick guide to direct consumers and organisations to resources surrounding nutrition & healthy eating.

Hospitalisation rates for diabetes, tooth decay and other conditions that should be treatable or manageable out of hospital show how Australia’s health system is consistently failing some communities.

The following is report provides a visual snapshot of the main outputs from the Workshop. It also briefly describes the group process used by the facilitator.

The RFSA membership includes representation from local governments, community health, not-for-profits, produce growers and sellers and sustainability groups to name a few. Membership is open to anyone who works within the food system and shares the RFSA's vision. 

The G21 Physical Activity Strategy aims to create an environment that supports physical activity by establishing an evidence base to guide policy and decision making at a regional and municipal level.

This evidence summary outlines current trends in obesity and healthy eating in Australia and Victoria. It also gives an overview of the impacts of an unhealthy diet, as well as barriers and enablers to changing the eating patterns of a population. It has been informed by recent studies and relevant government and non-government agency reports.