The Healthy Food and Drink in NSW Health Facilities for Staff and Visitors Framework provides best practice guidelines to increase the availability of healthy options to make the healthy choice an easy choice for our staff and visitors.
Eating too many unhealthy options and not enough healthy foods and drinks is a major contributor to over half of adults and one in five children in NSW being overweight or obese. As a health service provider, NSW health needs to set a good example. The Framework will assist relevant managers in NSW Health facilities to make healthy food and drink normal in NSW Health facilities by March 2019. Removing sugary drinks with no nutritional value from sale is a key component of our healthy eating initiative.
The Framework provides evidence-based guidance and is structured around:
- A Food and Drink Benchmark designed to provide choice while increasing the availability of healthy food and drink options, and decreasing the availability of unhealthy food and drink options, including the removal of sugary drinks from sale
- Local implementation to achieve the best results, supported by materials and tools
- Monitoring and evaluation to regularly track achievement and improve results.
A companion document, Healthy Food and Drink in NSW Health Facilities for Staff and Visitors Toolkit should be read in conjunction with the Framework.
For more information on the Framework, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1800 930 966.