Healthy eating

The key to healthy eating is to eat a variety of foods. This will help you achieve a well-balanced diet and good nutrition and help prevent disease.

Eat Well, Live Well

Our new Eat Well, Live Well toolkit aims to help everyone to eat well and live well by providing trustworthy information and practical ideas to support healthy eating.

Healthy Snack Catering Guide

The Healthy Snack Catering Guide has been developed by Healthy Together Geelong to assist workplaces, schools, early childhood services, associations and groups to make healthier choices when organising catering for meetings where only snacks are required.

This guide provides healthy and cost-effective options for meetings. All products displayed within this handbook are to be used as a guide only and there are many other options which will also meet the guidelines.

Geelong Healthy Catering Guide

The Geelong Healthy Catering Guide makes it easier for workplaces to choose healthy catering for their meetings and functions. This is an important opportunity to support healthy eating and improve health and wellbeing across the Geelong community.

Caterers had their menu items assessed and modified where necessary to provide a healthy choice menu, including all items from the 'green' and 'amber' category of the Healthy Choice guidelines.

Please note: two caterers in the Guide have now closed: Dish Catering and The Cocoa Tree Cafe. 

Local Food Loop

Use the Local Food Loop app to find, add and share your favourite local food growers, makers and sellers in the Geelong region. This App helps connect consumers and local producers in the Geelong region to support our growing local food community.

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Community gardens

Community gardens are places where people come together to grow food. The benefits of involvement in community gardens include improved health and well-being, environmental sustainability, food security, social inclusion, education and training, economic development, cultural vitality and community resilience.

Geelong community kitchens

A Community Kitchen is a group of people who come together on a regular basis to cook, socialise and enjoy good food. Each group decides how their kitchen will run, how often they will meet and what food they will prepare. Community Kitchens can run anywhere there is an existing kitchen facility. This includes:

Schools - Neighbourhood houses - Community health services - Churches - Service clubs - Private businesses

Markets and food swaps

You can find fruit and vegetables on sale at our regional markets.

Why not visit food swap locations to swap excess homegrown produce and gardening extras?!

Australian Dietary Guidelines

View the recommendations to achieve and maintain a healthy weight online now.

Enjoy a wide variety of nutritious foods everyday and drink plenty of water.


LiveLighter is a new public health program taking you inside your own body. Learn about toxic fat, then use interactive tools to assess your health risk.

Follow it up by making the most of our resources, delicious recipes and expert tips. Visit the LiveLighter website to get started today.

Check out the new sugary drinks calculator.

Healthy at Home - Food and Nutrition

There are many reasons why you may be spending time at home – working or studying, experiencing illness or disability, caring for children or other family members, or being unemployed or retired.

Developing and maintaining healthy eating habits in the home not only has benefits for our immune systems, protects us from chronic diseases, and helps us live a long and healthy life; it also has benefits for our mental health, relationships and the environment.  

See our Healthy at Home food and nutrition tools for tips and resources to support healthy eating in the home.

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Healthy eating links

Page last updated: Tuesday, 16 January 2024