Healthier Eating Active Living (HEAL)

Strategic Priority: Enabling Healthier Lifestyles



Barwon Health, Barwon Water, Bellarine Community Health, Borough of Queenscliffe, Colac Area Health, City of Greater Geelong, Colac Otway Shire, Golden Plains Shire, Hesse Rural Health, Leisure Networks, Surf Coast Shire, Women's Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West, Kardinia Park Stadium Trust, Department of Health and Human Services and the G21 Health and Wellbeing Pillar.

Key documents


Healthier Eating and Active Living (HEAL) has been identified as a priority in the G21 region and is the principal focus of the G21 Health and Wellbeing Pillar. HEAL aims to encourage and support the community to make healthy lifestyle changes at a personal level with seven goals:

  • To decrease consumption of sugar sweetened beverages
  • To increase water consumption
  • To increase vegetable consumption
  • To increase healthy food and drink in children’s settings
  • To increase active travel
  • To increase incidental activity
  • To increase physical activity for girls and women aged 12-24

Cross-sector working groups are working in consultation with the community to achieve these goals.

The G21 Health and Wellbeing team are also providing support to “Colac Otway Choose Change”. This Deakin University led project aims to tackle childhood obesity in partnership with Colac Area Health and Colac Otway Shire. For enquiries about this specific project, please contact us.

G21 Health and Wellbeing Director’s Update (AUG 2019) - click here

For further details about this initiative, please contact the G21 Health and Wellbeing team. Contact us.

This page was updated by G21 HWB team on 1/8/2019

Project News

Visitors to key recreation facilities in South Geelong will be able to quench their thirst through the installation of new drinking fountains.

The City received a $50,000 grant from VicHealth to place 11 drinking fountains within the Kardinia Park precinct and John Landy Athletics Field.

The project has seen the installation of:

Sugary cereals like Nutri-Grain and Milo would be the biggest losers in a shake-up to the Federal Government's Health Star Rating system, proposed by the nation's largest consumer advocacy group.

Related Resources

In late 2018 a community consultation group formed from members of the Vegetable and Water/Sugar Sweetened Beverage working groups, which consisted of partners from Bellarine Community Health, Barwon Health and Golden Plains Shire Council and supported by the G21 Health and Wellbeing Pillar.