Go for Green: Maranoa Regional Council improving local food supply

Click here to download print PDF for this case study. Maranoa Regional Council was one of the first Queensland councils to receive funding under the Australian Government’s Healthy Communities Initiative with the Be Healthy Maranoa program. The program aims to improve access to accredited nutrition and physical activity programs, and to encourage people to take […]

Determinants of food choice

Choice of food is not just determined by individual knowledge about what constitutes a healthy diet, food choice also depends on: how much money households have to allocate to food what food commodities are readily available in local shops how much food costs in local shops. (1) For many households, food is the only flexible […]

Healthy Food programs: South Burnett Regional Council improving local food supply

Click here to download printable PDF for this case study. With a high level of socio-economic disadvantage across the region and a high proportion of elderly and young people, South Burnett Regional Council has been very proactive in planning, promoting and delivering healthy community initiatives. In 2008, the Healthy Communities Committee was established and 2010 […]

Healthy eating in corporate plans

Overall goal – Healthy places for healthy eating The City, Shire, Council <select one> is a healthy and safe place for residents and visitors alike. Overall objectives – Healthy places for healthy eating A healthier community through increased awareness of health issues and solutions Develop partnerships and build community capacity through gardening and environmental projects […]

Breastfeeding and baby care in corporate plans

Why this is important A baby-care room is a room that provides facilities for carers to attend to the needs of babies and toddlers, such as breastfeeding, expressing breast milk, feeding fluids and solids, and changing of nappies. Breastfeeding is shown to be the healthiest start for babies, providing greater protection from a range of […]

Community supported local food systems and agriculture in corporate plans

Why this is important Community-supported local food systems and agriculture (that is, food co-operatives, community and school gardens, farmers’ markets, edible landscapes, city farms) can create supportive environments for healthy eating and physical activity. Gardening is recognised as a way to improve physical and mental health, nutritional status of communities, and capacity building within communities.(1) […]

FAST and Deadly Tucker: Sunshine Coast Council healthy lifestyle programs

Click here to download printable PDF for this case study. The Sunshine Coast Council is committed to providing healthy and active lifestyle opportunities to all communities in the Sunshine Coast region, and in particular the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living on the Sunshine Coast. The Fitness and Sports Training (FAST) and Deadly Tucker […]

Strategic outcomes that promote healthy eating

The content of the Strategic Outcomes can be linked: upwards to the corporate plan, remembering this is the policy direction of council and where the priorities for operating initiatives and funding are derived; and downwards through the planning scheme, through the purpose of codes and codes themselves. The standard planning scheme provisions for new Planning […]

Camp Wellbeing: Tablelands Regional Council healthy lifestyle activities

Click here to download print PDF for this case study. The Tablelands Regional Council is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of communities across the Tablelands region. Wellbeing Tablelands, funded until June 2014 under the Australian Government’s Healthy Communities Initiative, aims to reduce the prevalence of overweight, obesity and chronic diseases—such as diabetes and […]

Community-supported local food systems and agriculture in operation plans

Community-supported local food systems and community-supported agriculture (that is, food co-operatives, community and school gardens, farmers’ markets, edible landscapes, city farms) can create supportive environments for healthy eating and physical activity. Gardening is recognised as a way to improve physical and mental health, nutritional status of communities, and capacity building within communities.  How to develop […]