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) […]

Limiting access to fast foods in corporate plans

Why this is important The fast pace of life today, combined with easy access to fast food and high exposure to fast food advertising and marketing, means fast foods are often chosen over foods that are prepared at home. Fast foods are often higher in fat, sugar and calories. Evidence from the United States and […]

Increasing access to healthy foods in corporate plans

Why this is important The role of nutrition and healthy eating is widely recognised in reducing the risk of diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, colon cancer, obesity and injury. The role of promoting health and nutrition has traditionally fallen to the state and federal governments through the health care system. However, […]

Signage regulation in corporate plans

Why this is important The regulation of signage can affect the desire to purchase fast food. Alcohol advertising has been removed from sporting events and the advertising of cigarettes removed from television and sporting events. Today, there is ongoing community debate about advertising unhealthy foods during children’s television programs. There are many national and international […]

Policy promoting healthy eating in corporate plans

Why this is important American studies linking neighbourhood food environments and dietary behaviour have found: residents increased fruit and vegetable intake by an average of 32 per cent for each supermarket in their census area low fruit and vegetable consumption is linked to the poor range of these items in the nearest neighbourhood supermarkets. (1) […]

Physical activity in corporate plans

The environments in which people work, live and play shape their lifestyle behaviours. There is now strong evidence directly linking characteristics of the built environment with physical activity. The World Health Organisation reports that changes to the environment alone can prevent one-third of physical inactivity levels.1 International studies on the impacts of environmental interventions on physical […]

Travel behaviour change in corporate plans

Travel behaviour change initiatives aim to reduce car trips in favour of walking, cycling, car pooling and public transport. These alternatives to car trips are sustainable methods of transport and physically active modes of transport. The majority of car trips in Queensland are short — 10 percent of all trips are less than one kilometre, […]

Walking and cycling in corporate plans

Why this is important? People have a reason to walk and cycle if there are destinations of interest or need within walking and cycling distances. Residents have been found to be more physically active when travel routes are direct and pedestrian and bicycle friendly infrastructure links to destinations of interest. (1)  Similarly, the physical activity […]