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1 ©2014 National Heart Foundation of Australia The Heart Foundation and Local Government How we can work together

2 ©2014 National Heart Foundation of Australia Food and Health The Heart Foundation The current state of ‘healthy’ (or not) eating across Victoria Our work in Food Supply –Advocacy –Programs –Tick How we can support you –Tools –Planning advice –Resources

3 ©2014 National Heart Foundation of Australia The Heart Foundation The Heart Foundation is a charity! We engage with the Australian and Victorian governments We engage with and provide support resources for the Australian and Victorian community We invest in world class CVD research We provide a free Health Information Service We provide guidelines for health professionals

4 ©2012 National Heart Foundation of Australia 4 What does CVD include? Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the broader term that refers to heart, stroke and blood vessel disease. Some types include: Coronary heart disease Stroke Congenital heart disease Heart failure

5 ©2012 National Heart Foundation of Australia Slide 5 Heart Disease: The realities The largest single cause of death in Australia – around 24,000 people each year. Around 1.4 million Australians estimated to have disability/burden associated with cardiovascular conditions. - Medications - Impact on lifestyle - Depression and anxiety Good news – less people are dying from heart disease. 80% of heart disease is preventable.

6 ©2012 National Heart Foundation of Australia Slide 6 A typical heart attack patient?

7 ©2012 National Heart Foundation of Australia Slide 7 For people aged years 1 in 9 deaths is from heart disease Not Exactly!

8 Championing Hearts Nutrition Care Continuum Advocacy PreventionScreeningTreatmentSecondary Prevention Acute Care Post Acute Cardiac Rehabilitation Hospital Primary Care General Practice Community Health Our work Warning signs Physical activity Built environment Prevention

9 ©2014 National Heart Foundation of Australia Healthy Living Team

10 ©2014 National Heart Foundation of Australia Why food? – the state of play in Victoria 62.6% Overweight or Obese 1 < 15% of the adult population are eating the recommended amount of vegetables per day 1 Only 6.8% of the population met the recommended usual intake of vegetables 2 1.The Victorian Health Monitor Food and Nutrition Report, Victorian Government Department of Health, 2012, available at: 2. ABS, Australian Health Survey: Foods and Nutrients ( ) Accessed at: Victorians eat around 9g salt per day - the recommended upper limit is 6g 1

11 ©2014 National Heart Foundation of Australia Why food? – the state of play >1/3 of all energy intake is from discretionary foods 2 2.ABS, Australian Health Survey: Foods and Nutrients ( ) Accessed at:

12 ©2014 National Heart Foundation of Australia Why food? – the state of play. 2.ABS, Australian Health Survey: Foods and Nutrients ( ) Accessed at: 3.IPSOS Food Health Report 2013 Consumption of fast food (based on dollar value) has doubled in Australia over the 10 years from 1999 to % (Australians) eat 5 or more dinners out or from take away a week 3

13 ©2014 National Heart Foundation of Australia SO WHAT DOES THE HEART FOUNDATION DO ABOUT IT?

14 ©2014 National Heart Foundation of Australia Advocacy Menu Labelling Nutrition training for chefs and cooks

15 ©2014 National Heart Foundation of Australia Tick To improve the nutritional profile of the food supply in a direction that is consistent with nutrition policies and recommendations for the general population from the Heart Foundation and the Government. ~ Basically making the foods Australians eat most often healthier This will be achieved by: –Influencing food companies and outlets to manufacture and market foods that meet high nutrition standards; –Encouraging consumers to purchase these healthier foods; and –Influencing food policy and legislation.

16 ©2014 National Heart Foundation of Australia What does the Tick mean? It’s a healthier choice compared to similar foods. Eg: Bread with the Tick is a healthier choice of bread It has been independently tested to ensure it meets the Program’s strict nutrition and labelling standards. (And for Tick eating out, there are process standards too)

17 ©2014 National Heart Foundation of Australia Other Programs Halt Hidden Salt YMCA healthy food and beverage policy Victorian Healthy Eating Enterprise Rethink Sugary Drinks Promotion to increase Fruit and Veg consumption Food and Planning (ensuring access to Fruit and Veg) Qualified Chef professional development and promotion

18 ©2014 National Heart Foundation of Australia HOW CAN WE SUPPORT YOU?

19 ©2014 National Heart Foundation of Australia Heart Maps – by LG area Maps

20 ©2014 National Heart Foundation of Australia Planning Advice Food and Planning now incorporated in Healthy by Design Broader Food Sensitive Planning and Urban Design Training available through

21 ©2014 National Heart Foundation of Australia Resources

22 ©2014 National Heart Foundation of Australia QUESTIONS? Thanks for listening


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