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This consensus statement outlines practical recommendations to the Victorian Government to turn the tide on obesity. The focus is on children and young people to give them the best chance for a...
Research and publications
3 min read
28 Nov 2014
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/research-publications/healthier-start-victorians
We believe everyone deserves access to healthy, sustainable, and culturally appropriate food. We're passionate about creating a food system that supports both the health of individuals and...
Programs and projects
5 min read
21 Sep 2020
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/programs-and-projects/about-the-food-systems
Health promotion foundation VicHealth is today calling for urgent Government action on vaping, following deeply concerning claims of ambulance call outs to schools published in the Herald...
Media release
3 min read
22 Mar 2023
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/action-needed-protect-kids-vaping-industry
Australia’s food supply requires more honest labelling of added sugars.VicHealth has commissioned The George Institute for Global Health to conduct research to inform the development of a...
Programs and projects
1 min read
9 Nov 2020
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/programs-and-projects/added-sugar-report
VicHealth welcomes the passing of landmark tobacco legislation that once again positions Australia as a world leader in tobacco control.  The Australian Government’s new Public Health...
Media release
2 min read
6 Dec 2023
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/media-releases/australia-leads-once-again-vichealth-welcomes-passing-globally
VicHealth welcomes the Australian Government’s announcement of new legislation to reduce harm from tobacco and e-cigarettes and protect Australians from the predatory tactics of Big...
Media release
2 min read
30 Nov 2022
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/media-resources/media-releases/australia-once-again-world-leader-tobacco-control
There are so many ways to choose health. Try our 10 strategies for a healthier life.   Want to feel better and live a healthier life?  VicHealth has put together 10 strategies to...
Resources and downloads
1 min read
5 Oct 2021
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/resources/resource-download/be-healthy-strategies-good-health
Victoria’s Citizens’ Jury on Obesity has put forward 20 actions to promote healthier eating and tackle rising rates of obesity. Share on facebookShare on twitterEmailShare on...
Programs and projects
3 min read
24 Feb 2016
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/programs-and-projects/victorias-citizens-jury-on-obesity
With more than two in three Australian adults and one in four children above a healthy weight*, researchers say food availability, affordability and marketing can contribute to bad choices. Excess...
Media release
4 min read
13 Oct 2022
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/media-releases/commercial-factors-driving-unhealthy-diets
The Federal Government and Australia’s leading cessation service, Quit, have announced the expansion of services to include a new national hub - www.quit.org.au - to help people quit smoking and vaping. Quit is a program of Cancer Council Victoria.
Media release
3 min read
11 Jun 2024
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/media-releases/federal-funding-new-digital-services-best-support-australians
Artwork by Dexx (Gunditjmara/Boon Wurrung) ‘Mobs Coming Together’ 2022
VicHealth acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land. We pay our respects to all Elders past, present and future.
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Artwork Credit: Dexx (Gunditjmara/Boon Wurrung) ‘Mobs Coming Together’ 2022, acrylic on canvas. Learn more about this artwork.