The Healthier Eating and Active Living (HEAL) collaborative works across multiple social and systems levels to address barriers and enablers that will improve health and wellbeing across the G21 region.
HEAL aims to support the community to make healthy lifestyle changes with seven goals:
- Reducing the consumption of sugar sweetened beverages.
- Increasing water consumption.
- Increasing vegetable consumption.
- Increasing healthy food and drink, and active living in children’s settings.
- Increasing active travel.
- Increasing incidental activity.
- Increasing physical activity for women and girls in the G21 region.
Cross-sector Working Groups are working in consultation with the community to achieve these goals.
The G21 Health and Wellbeing team are also providing support to “Colac Otway Choose Change”. This Deakin University led project aims to tackle childhood obesity in partnership with Colac Area Health and Colac Otway Shire.
For further details about this initiative, please contact the G21 Health and Wellbeing team at hwb@G21.com.au.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the HEAL initiative are adapting their work in support of a Healthy@Home campaign that encourages healthy behaviours in relation to food and nutrition, physical activity, mental health and positive relationships. To access useful information and resource supporting this work click here
STRATEGIC PRIORITY: ENABLING HEALTHIER LIFESTYLES
This project supports, encourages and promotes opportunities for increased physical activity and improved healthier eating in the G21 region
HEAL aligns with a number of regional and state-wide health and wellbeing plans. These include:
Barwon Health, Barwon Water, Bellarine Community Health, Borough of Queenscliffe, Colac Area Health, City of Greater Geelong, Colac Otway Shire, Golden Plains Shire, Hesse Rural Health, Leisure Networks, Surf Coast Shire, Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West, Kardinia Park Stadium Trust, Department of Health and Human Services and the G21 Health and Wellbeing Pillar.