Free toolkit to support healthy eating

The City of Greater Geelong has released a free toolkit to help community members develop healthy and sustainable eating patterns, habits and skills at home.

The Eat Well, Live Well Toolkit was launched at a free webinar on Monday 11 October presented by Mel Bald, known as The Passionate Nutritionist, in celebration of National Nutrition Week.

A free online and print resource for Greater Geelong residents, the toolkit focuses on helping the community eat well and live well at every stage of life.

Deputy Mayor Trent Sullivan encouraged residents to make use of this free resource.

Understandably we’ve all experienced changes to our eating patterns and habits over the past 18 months.

This free toolkit sets the groundwork for the community to eat well and live well, which we know has great benefits for our overall health and wellbeing.

Just as importantly, the toolkit supports community members to adopt sustainable practices for their health now and in the future.

With so much information online, the toolkit focuses on providing trustworthy information and practical ideas to support healthy eating in the one location.

As part of the National Nutrition Week celebrations, 30,000 free recipe cards will be delivered to residents providing them with steps on how to create a delicious spinach, feta and tomato frittata at home.

Additional recipes are available in the toolkit, along with meal plans, fact sheets and tips for families, couples and individuals.

Cr Sarah Mansfield, Chair of the Community Health and Aged Care portfolio said the promotion of healthy, sustainable and active living was important to Council.

Increasing healthy eating in the community is one of the key health and wellbeing priorities for Council, as outlined in Our Community Plan.

The Eat Well Live Well Toolkit will help provide nutritional advice in an accessible and easy-to-understand way that takes away the hard work out of tracking down reliable information.

Last year the City released the Healthy at Home Toolkit, an online resource for residents to find reliable advice on how to create and live a healthy lifestyle.

Both toolkits will remain relevant to residents for years to come.

The City’s Eat Well, Live Well Toolkit is a free resource for the community supported by funding from the Victorian Government.

The Eat Well, Live Well Toolkit and webinar recording is available via the City’s website. Print copies are available on request by calling 5272 5272.

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