Good nutrition and eating a wide variety of healthy foods is a vital component of a healthy lifestyle.
Healthy eating assists to:
Why people make the food choices they do is complex – the commonly reported barriers to healthy eating are:
Healthy Food Connect has been developed by the Victorian Department of Health as a model to address local food system change. Using this model, Healthy Together Wodonga is working with local community groups and networks to develop a strategies, activities and policy changes that ensure ‘healthy choices are the easy choices’ in our local communities.
For more facts about Wodonga, have a look at the Food Access Summary document.
The eatforhealth website provides advice about the amount and kinds of foods that we need to eat for health and wellbeing.
The Better Health Chanel (BHC) provides health and medical information that is quality assured, reliable, up-to-date, easy to understand, regularly reviewed and locally relevant.
To find out more, visit the better health website.
Food security is an important issue for all Australians to consider. To better understand the local food security issues for the Wodonga community Healthy Together Wodonga has undertaken a food security scan.
To do this, Healthy Together Wodonga formed a project reference group and appointed a project officer. Over fifty stakeholders were consulted and around fifty reports reviewed to identify the issues and present recommendations to address these issues.
The issues highlighted by Wodonga’s Food Security Scan fell into five themes; health and wellbeing, local food economy, physical access, economic access and COW’s policy environment. Healthy Together Wodonga will now work with local networks and organisations to implement strategies to address these issues.
Emergency food relief helps people who are experiencing ongoing financial disadvantage or a ‘one- off’ financial crisis.
Department of Health Population Health data tells us that in Wodonga:
In the Albury-Wodonga region there are numerous organisations that provide emergency food relief – for all full list click here.
Healthy Together Wodonga is working in partnership with community organisations to implement strategies that address economic access to healthy foods. The priorities for this work are identified in the Wodonga Food Security Scan 2014.
Last updated: 05-09-2016
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