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Physical Activity & Food

Why is physical activity and accessible and nutritious food a priority?

Both physical activity and accessible and nutritious food are closely linked with the prevention and management of chronic disease, mental health, general wellbeing, and social connectedness. Working on this issue enables Women’s Health Victoria to raise awareness of nutrition as a gendered issue, build relationships with influential individual organisations, and build capacity for change in practice that will improve women’s health outcomes. Physical activity and accessibility to nutritious food for Victorian women is one of our priorities because:

What do we do to promote physical activity and accessible and nutritious food?

Women’s Health Victoria started work in the physical activity and accessible and nutritious food priority area in 2009. As a statewide organisation, we work to improve the health outcomes of all Victorian women through population wide health initiatives. We work with a range of individuals and organisations who work impacts on the health of Victorian women. This includes:

Physical activity and accessible and nutritious food resources

Browse our publications and resources relating to physical activity and accessible and nutritious food.

  1. VicHealth (2009) Physical Activity: How to create healthy communities. Available online at: http://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/en/Programs-and-Projects/Physical-Activity.aspx.
  2. Australian Bureau of Statistics (2007) Involvement in organised sport and physical activity. Australian Bureau of Statistics Cat. no. 6285.0. Available online at: http://abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/6285.0Main+Features1Apr%202007?OpenDocument.
  3. Australian Bureau of Statistics (2002). Cat. no. 4159: unpublished data used by the ACTU. Cited in VicHealth (2009) Physical Activity: How to create healthy communities. Available online at: http://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/en/Programs-and-Projects/Physical-Activity.aspx.
  4. Department of Human Services (2008) Victorian Population Health Survey 2007. Available online at: http://www.health.vic.gov.au/healthstatus/vphs.htm.