Healthy eating is one of the key actions to increase overall wellbeing and prevent chronic disease in the Alpine Shire. Our health promotion work involves creating supportive environments in the community which make healthy food choices the easiest choice.
Food Security during COVID-19
As part of our work in healthy eating we’ve compiled an Alpine Communities Food Access Guide to support community members at this challenging time to access emergency food, with helpful resources included like how to store food, cook with leftovers, substitute ingredients & grow your own at home.
What we do
We support community initiatives and projects such as community gardens & food swaps as a way of increasing access to affordable, local, fresh produce. Healthy eating initiatives focus on the community as a whole and cover a wide range of skills and interests.
We also support these projects to work collaboratively, as the ‘Alpine Fresh Food Network’, to deliver educational opportunities to the community - gardening based workshops such as composting & growing, as well as preserving skills to utilise available produce at different times of the year.
The Alpine Home Harvest project, managed by Alpine Health, is a grow your own at home initiative which aims to increase the availability of fresh food for members of the community who, for a variety of reasons, may not be able to access it consistently.
Healthy eating also involves creating a supportive environment for bubs, parents & carers as breastfeeding, when possible, is the best start for babies. We support various community initiatives which help to do this including the Breastfeeding Welcome Here campaign.
Other related services and programs
► Community gardens & food initiatives Find out more aboutt healthy eating initiatives in your local area
► Nutrition & Dietitics. Our qualified dietitian provides nutrition advice through individual appointments and group education.
How to access
We welcome anyone who is interested in healthy eating.
If you would like more information on any of the initiatives or have ideas for something new please contact;
Katie Murray - Health Promotion Worker
Note: To be involved in the ‘Alpine Home Harvest’ a small selection criteria for participants is required to be met.