Vic Kids Eat Well provides schools, outside hours school care, community organisations and sports clubs with clear, simple and achievable steps to making healthy food and drink options available for kids.
Here’s what organisational leaders need to do:
Step 1: Join the movement and get connected
When your organisation joins Vic Kids Eat Well you will be connected to a dedicated health promotion professional who will support your organisation every step of the way.
Step 2: Take action
Vic Kids Eat Well meets organisations where they are. There are four healthy food and drink action areas to choose from and work through, with the support of your health promotion professional.
- Refresh the fridge – give sugary drinks the boot and let water take the spotlight.
- Switch up the snacks – ditch the sweets and offer delicious healthy snacks that give kids the fuel they need.
- Change up the menu – give fruit and veggies a chance to shine.
- Put the ‘fun’ into fundraising and marketing – add health appeal to meal deals and fundraising.
You can go big, with a ‘big bite’, or start small, with a ‘small bite’. The more ‘bites’ completed, the greater the impact!
To get an idea of the steps involved in taking action, have a look at our resources. Your dedicated health promoter will guide you through each step, at your own pace.
Step 3: Receive rewards and celebrate progress
Vic Kids Eat Well is all about celebrating those milestones along the way. Upon joining, organisations will receive a promotional pack to show the community that they are part of the Vic Kids Eat Well movement.
Organisations can also potentially receive rewards for completing actions, with successes promoted to inspire the community and recognise achievements.
Step 4: Keep the momentum going
Once you have worked through all the Vic Kids Eat Well ‘bites’ - why stop there?
Organisations can continue their healthy eating journey through the relevant policies and guidelines and receive further Victorian Government recognition through Cancer Council Victoria’s Achievement Program. Your health promoter will show you how.