Local Governments provide programs and services which make significant and positive contributions to the health and wellbeing of their communities. They have an important role to play in creating supportive healthy eating environments. See A Guide to Healthy Catering -Healthy Food Choices in LOCAL GOVERNMENT 210114 (PDF 3MB) .
Councils can encourage and support their staff, clients and visitors to eat healthily by developing a healthy eating policy which will apply to all situations where food and drinks are supplied.
Since late 2011, the peak body for local councils, the Local Government Association (LGA), various councils, the Heart Foundation, HELPP and other key organisations worked towards developing a healthy eating policy framework for all 68 councils in South Australia along with supporting resources.
By December 2013, fifteen Councils and the LGA had developed and implemented a healthy eating policy using the state wide template. Another nine councils were also developing one.
Getting Started with a Healthy Eating Policy.
If you are a Council interested in developing a healthy eating policy, please download these free healthy eating policy templates, resources and case studies.
This website also has resources to help your organisation provide healthy catering.
The LGA is a partner in this work, and materials and resources can also be downloaded from their website.
the Local Government Association website for more information
Sustaining Change and Staying Connected Forum
LGO Sustaining ChangeStaying Connected Forum (PDF 277KB) 14 November 2013
Presentations - key speakers
Presentations - lightening speakers
Terri Lamoree, OPAL Coordinator, City of west Torrens - Working with Caterers (No Power Point)