Hope you are all having a great week, in this edition we have the following news:
Environmental Health Officer – Mildura Rural City Council
Environmental Health Officer – Surf Coast Shire Council
Environmental Health Officer – Knox City Council
Environmental Health Officer – Shire of Kojonup
Please go to www.ehpa.org.au/jobs for more information. Don’t forget, EHPA does not charge your council to advertise vacant positions on our website. It is a free service to members.
Multiculturalism – Exploring Environmental Health Perspectives & Compliance 31st March 2017
This fascinating Seminar will be held at the City of Greater Dandenong on 31st March 2017. This promises to be a fascinating day with outstanding speakers including Manpreet Kaur Singh (SBS Journalist), Mark Solankis, Fisheries Victoria and Anne Goyne, Senior Psychologist, Defence Leadership & Ethics at the Centre for Defence Strategic Studies, Australian Defence College. This is just the start of an amazing line up of speakers.
Our thanks go to City of Greater Dandenong for their sponsorship of this event which will allow us to offer this Seminar at extremely affordable prices and the environmental health team for putting this together. A truly not to be missed event! Information attached. To register please go to: https://www.ivvy.com/event/CGDMar/
Welcome to our new NSW & Qld Members
A warm welcome to our new members who have joined us recently from interstate.
Kellie Williams, Qld
Joel Pollock, NSW
Ryan Forsyth, NSW
Ben Lees, NSW
Donna Clements, NSW
Fiona Mulcahy, NSW
Lisa Potter, NSW
Michael Hendry, NSW
Nahla Dayoub, NSW
Jessie Heyo, NSW
Emma Guilefoile, NSW
A big thank you to all of those who attended our recent EHO Forum in Sydney on February 22nd 2017. It was really great to meet with all of you and I can assure you we haven’t forgotten our neighbours across the border. We expect to be running 2 workshops in NSW prior to the end of the financial year, so stay tuned for more information as it comes to hand.
Refreshed Healthy Choices policy guideline suite has been released
I am pleased to inform you that the refreshed Healthy Choices policy guideline suite has been released and is now available on the Department of Health and Human Services website. Healthy Choices is a framework for improving availability and promotion of healthier foods and drinks and reducing the availability of unhealthy options, to make healthy choices the easy choices in Victorian hospitals, workplaces, sports and recreation centres and parks.
The Victorian Government is putting health at the centre of our everyday lives through placed-based systems approaches in prevention and health promotion. This includes increasing access to healthy food and drinks where people spend their time.
The Healthy Eating Advisory Service provides specialist support to implement the Healthy Choices guidelines across hospitals, workplaces and food industry to provide healthier food choices through menu/product assessments, mentorship and training.
Further information and downloads of the Healthy Choices resources can be accessed via the Department of Health and Human Services nutrition website https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/public-health/preventive-health/nutrition
If you have any questions regarding the Healthy Choices suite, please contact Sharon Laurence at firstname.lastname@example.org or Veronica Graham at email@example.com
Veronica Graham| Manager, Food Systems and Nutrition Policy,State Public Health Nutritionist APD
Prevention, Population Health and Place, Community Participation, Sport and Recreation, Health and Wellbeing Division
Implementation of the Tobacco Amendment Act 2016
Today, I have been advised that some of you may not have received this email so I have attached it for your information.
2017 Food Forum Washup
The 2017 Food Forum held on 28th February 2017 was our biggest one day event to date with over 170 attendees. It certainly shows that everyone wants to keep up to date with what’s happening in the Food Arena. More on the Food Forum in our Healthy Focus Newsletter which will be published next month.
31st March 2017 Multiculturalism – EH Perspectives and Compliance
April Water Workshop Venue to be advised
15 May 2017 Public Health & Wellbeing & Environment SIG Combined Workshop, Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre, Preston.
As I don’t want to spoil you with an overabundance of news, that’s it for this week, but if you have anything you would like to share with your colleagues please let me know and I am happy to put it in the newsletter, alternatively if you have a long article or would like your Council profile featured in Healthy Focus, let myself or Angela Minglis (our Healthy Focus Editor) firstname.lastname@example.org know and we will be happy to discuss with you.
Bernadet Ferraro|Executive Officer & Company Secretary |Environmental Health Professionals Australia Limited