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 (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.

Stay tuned for more information and a view of the Systems Map across the G21 Region!

             

Project News

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.

Teaching staff will be provided with more resources to support young people in an Australian first initiative to tackle disordered eating.

Advocacy group Parents’ Voice is campaigning for food outlets to provide water instead of sugary drinks in children’s meals. 
 

Project Events

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.

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.

A summary of food data for the Borough of Queenscliffe, City of Greater Geelong, Colac Otway Shire, Golden Plains Shire and Surf Coast Shire.

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.