‘Our aim was to help build the capacity of community based organisations and local governments to promote healthy eating'.
HELPP recognised that eating is enjoyable and that sharing food and eating together play an important social role, particularly in local government and non-government settings.
HELPP worked with an organisation or council to develop a healthy eating policy. A healthy eating policy is very empowering for an organisation wanting to encourage healthy food choices at their venues and events. A healthy eating policy makes healthy food choices easier by making nutritious foods more accessible and available. Role modelling by organisations is powerful in helping to bring about change.
HELPP also aimed to work with organisations to build their capacity to develop or strengthen existing food literacy programs for their local community.
HELPP, in partnership with many stakeholders, developed a number of food literacy programs for organisations to access and run within their communities. HELPP also supported many local governments to develop healthy eating policy.
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HELPP was a three year state-wide project funded by SA Health and led by Nutrition & dietetics, Flinders University.