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We at Healthy Greater Bendigo know how important food is to our overall wellbeing!

The 2019 Active Living Census tells us that Only 1 in 8 adults meet the daily vegetable consumption guidelines and 1 in 2 adults meet the fruit consumption guidelines. With personal preference being a leading cause of inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption, we want to encourage you to explore the variety of fresh produce in your local food environments!
The Healthy Supermarkets Community of Practice
The Healthy Supermarkets Community of Practice is a group of practitioners working with supermarkets (or wanting to) who come together to share learnings and ideas about creating healthier supermarket shopping environments.

It was established by Healthy Greater Bendigo, based on the high interest in the Eat Well @IGA project, and the growing number of practitioners working with retailers for the first time.

The group is linked to the research community but is more focused on the practical elements of working with supermarket retailers, like partnership formation. The group aims to meet twice per year, with the next meeting on October 11th from 12pm to 2pm. We hope to grow the Community of Practice and look forward to working together to support healthier food environments in communities.

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Bendigo Community Farmers Market
Let's support Bendigo Community Farmers Market! This Facebook page allows our Bendigo Farmers Market producers to post and promote specials and produce for both the Saturday and Mid-week markets in Bendigo. They are even testing a new pre-order system. Check it out and promote through your networks.
Produce Promotion and Pre-order Page
Building Community Food Systems
Thought leader Gavin Harder raises awareness to the opportunities available to communities to embrace community food forests and orchards.
Connect with Community Food Forests and Orchards
Obesity Policy Coalition
The Australian Government is currently redesigning the Australia and New Zealand food regulatory system and we want to give you the opportunity to have your say.

Food Regulation sets the boundaries for how food can be made and sold in Australia and New Zealand. For instance, it defines what certain products are or can be called, approves new processing additives and ingredients, limits what products can contain and sets requirements on what can or must be said about a product to consumers.  

This system shapes our food supply - determining availability, accessibility and  marketing; shaping dietary patterns. Unhealthy dietary patterns are produced from these environments that can contribute to obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancers.  Most importantly, diet-related disease can be prevented through our food regulatory system.

Effective regulation has the potential to improve the healthiness of our food supply, for example by encouraging reformulation to make products healthier, ensuring better information is provided to consumers about products or restricting how unhealthy products can be promoted and marketed. 

Use the link below for more information to craft your own submission to the Obesity Policy Coalition!
Obesity Policy Coaltion
Pick Fresh Play Fresh Grants

Woolworths Pick Fresh Play Fresh Grants support grassroots netball clubs and associations across Australia. Over the past two years, they’ve provided funding to over 200 netball clubs around the country.

This year Woolworths are helping clubs give young players more healthy, fresh nutrition at training and on match days. Because if you pick fresh, then you’ll play fresh too.

Grants of up to $10,000 are available, so apply now and tell us how your club will pick fresh and play fresh!

Apply here
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