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Isabelle Hum - Victorian volunteer of the year 2017

Isabelle assisted with a variety of tasks contributing to major projects for the Consultancy team.

She updated recipe templates, assisted with research and transcribing and theming interviews. Isabelle shows great attention to detail, consistently produces work to a high standard and has built a great rapport with the team.

Congratulations Isabelle!

 

Don't Be Sucked in - new Victorian campaign against sugary drinks

With more than 20 teaspoons of sugar in one hit, a new ad campaign shows heavy health cost of cheap frozen drinks.

A cheeky, graphic counter-campaign taking on cheap frozen drink promotions like $1 Slurpees and Frozen Cokes has hit Victorian bus and tram stops to urge Australians to rethink their sugary drink.

This “Don’t Be Sucked In” advertising campaign from LiveLighter and Rethink Sugary Drink, an alliance of 18 leading health agencies including Nutrition Australia, hits bus and tram stops around Victoria and will run for two weeks.

Nutrition: an often-overlooked vital element of quality aged care provision

Nutrition is often overlooked as an important factor in providing aged care services, yet it is an essential part of general quality of care.

A recent aged care quality review outlines the need for sector-wide regulatory reform to address the general quality of care, and inconsistency in identifying quality failings within the aged care sector.

Chef use of Australian extra virgin olive oil limited, survey shows

A series of interviews by Nutrition Australia with Horticulture Innovation Australia has revealed local chefs recognise the premium quality of Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, but their use of EVOO is limited to ‘finishing’ dishes and using small amounts to add flavour.

The interviews were part of a two-year project to increase awareness of Australian EVOO and produce educational tools for the food service industry.

Find out if your foods and drinks meet Vic Government guidelines with FoodChecker!

Get a free and instant assessment of the food and drinks you supply with a new Victorian Government website, FoodChecker!

FoodChecker is the new online way to review menus, products and recipes against Victorian food and drink guidelines for:

How much is malnutrition costing your aged care organisation?

It’s no secret that Australia’s population is ageing. The proportion of people over 65 years is expected to increase from 14 per cent in 2011 to approximately 20 per cent in 2031.

Learn the 6 steps to managing malnutrition in your aged care service.

New collaborations to inspire healthy eating

Nutrition Australia Vic Division is excited to announce two new collaborations to inspire healthy eating, with Horticulture Innovation Australia and Just Get Active.
 

Nutrition Australia Vic Division AGM

You are invited to Nutrition Australia Vic Division's 2017 Annual General Meeting and discussion:

Will a sugary drinks levy improve public health?

Hear our guest speakers justify their case ‘for’ and ‘against’ the proposed levy.

Dr. Kathryn Backholer from Deakin University will discuss why a sugary drink levy is needed and the positive impact it will have on public health.

Calendar: 
Monday 1-5-2017

Learn how to have a healthy school canteen with FREE online training!

Promoting healthy eating in your school has never been easier thanks to the new online training from the Healthy Eating Advisory Service.

Victorian Food Forum makes healthy food and drinks a priority for businesses

On 21 February, Nutrition Australia Vic Division joined hundreds of attendees from all over Victoria for the Department of Health and Human Service’s inaugural Food Forum.

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