Educating New & Student Chefs via the Olive Oil in Foodservice Program (May 2017 – May 2019)

The Olive Oil in Foodservice Program is an exciting 2 year project being delivered by Nutrition Australia Vic Division and funded by Horticulture Innovation Australia. The project aims to educate and increase the knowledge of Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil with new and student chefs in Victoria and New South Wales.

Nutrition Australia and Bayer Australia Encourages All Australians to Health Yourself

New national research undertaken by Bayer Australia reveals that Australians lack the knowledge to take charge of their own health, instead relying on healthcare professionals for advice and treatment.

To help Australian’s better navigate what they need to do regarding nutrition Lucinda Hancock, CEO, Nutrition Australia Vic Division provides some valuable tips.

Nutrition Australia Vic Division and Bayer Australia Help Launch 2030 National Sports Plan

Nutrition Australia’s Vic Division CEO Lucinda Hancock and dietitian Amy Knight joined Rural Health & Sport Minister Senator Bridget McKenzie and Bayer Australia at the August launch of National Sports Plan, part of the Coalition Government’s plan to build a healthier, more physically active nation.

Event Launch

The National Sports Plan coincides with Health Yourself, a Bayer Australia campaign raising awareness of the importance of self-care, encouraging Australian’s to prioritise health in everyday life.

Nutrition Australia and Melbourne University Unite to Help Improve Student Nutrition with Pick My Project!

Research shows that cost of living pressures are increasing rates of food insecurity among university students.

Nutrition Australia Vic Division, in partnership with the Fair Food Challenge and the University of Melbourne International Student Group, has been shortlisted in the Victorian Government’s “Pick My Project” grant initiative for ‘SNAP’, the Student Nutrition Access Program.

FoodChecker: New tool empowering Victorian schools to make healthier choices

FoodChecker is a free tool to help Victorian primary and secondary schools review their canteen menus and get professional nutrition advice on healthier options.

It was developed by the Healthy Eating Advisory Service, a free program run by Nutrition Australia’s Vic Division in partnership with the Victorian Government.

Margaret Rozman Speaks at Prevention Magazine’s Positive Ageing Seminar

Nutrition Australia’s own Margaret Rozman spoke “all things nutrition” at Prevention Magazine’s Positive Ageing Seminar. Margaret joined Olympic great Nicole Livingstone and women’s health and menopause expert Dr Rosie Worsley for a morning of inspiration and positivity at the iconic Langham Hotel.

Find GREEN and AMBER products for free online with FoodChecker

Finding healthier GREEN and AMBER foods and drinks for retail outlets and vending machines just got a whole lot easier, with the NEW product search on FoodChecker.

Search the database of over 3000 packaged food and drinks items, in 14 different categories.

Exciting Opportunities Ahead for Our New Victorian Volunteers

Volunteers are an integral part of Nutrition Australia Vic Division with the relationships shared mutually beneficial. Their time is crucial to us and incredibly valued. Becoming a volunteer is highly sought after, with hundreds of keen applications received annually and only four intake periods throughout the year for our 13 week specialised program.

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.

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