Mission

To share learnings and ideas on how communities can move to healthier food provision in grocery shopping environments. The team is closely linked with research, and is focused on the practical elements of support for communities, such as partnership formation.

About

The Healthy Grocers Community of Practice (HG CoP) is a group of health promotion and other value-aligned stakeholders across Australia working with grocers who come together to share learnings and ideas about creating healthier grocery shopping environments offering nutritious, culturally appropriate, and local environmentally sustainable food.

Grocers, including supermarkets, food hubs, markets and other food retailers are invited to attend meetings on occasion to share initiatives they are working on that are aligned with our mission of increasing access to healthier, equitable and environmentally sustainable food. The Healthy Grocers CoP receives no funding from the food retail sector.

The Healthy Grocers CoP is an expansion of the Healthy Supermarkets CoP which was originally established by Healthy Greater Bendigo. It has been led by VicHealth since 2021 based on high levels of interest in the Eat Well @ IGA project, and the growing number of practitioners. The Community of Practice includes members from local and state government, community health and research institutions from Australia and NZ, and meets online quarterly. We hope to grow the Community of Practice and look forward to working together to support healthier food environments in communities.

Read case studies describing the Eat Well @ IGA Bendigo project here and the Eat Well Feel Good Ballarat project here or learn more at the VicHealth Future Healthy website here.

Upcoming Events

Email to register your interest in joining the next meeting of the Healthy Grocers Community of Practice (previously the Healthy Supermarkets Community of Practice): foodsystems@vichealth.vic.gov.au.

Past Events

See below link to a recording of the Community of Practice event, held online on 09/05/24:

Slides from the event are available to download: Healthy Grocers Community of Practice 9 May 2024

See below link to a recording of the Community of Practice event, held online on 19/10/23:

Slides from the event are available to download: Healthy Supermarkets Community of Practice_19 Oct 2023

See below link to a recording of the Community of Practice event, held online on 27/07/23:

Slides from the event are available to download: Healthy Supermarkets Community of Practice_27 Jul 2023

See below link to a recording of the Community of Practice event, held online on 09/05/24:

Slides from the event are available to download: Healthy Grocers Community of Practice 9 May 2024

See below link to a recording of the Community of Practice event, held online on 27/04/23:

Slides from the event are available to download: Healthy Supermarkets Community of Practice, April – slide deck

See below link to a recording of the Community of Practice event, held online on 16/02/23:

Slides from the event are available to download: Healthy Supermarkets Community of Practice Feb 2023

See below link to a recording of the Community of Practice event, held online on 25/10/22:

Slides from the event are available to download: Healthy Supermarkets Community of Practice Oct 2022

See below link to a recording of the Community of Practice event held online on 28/07/22:

Slides from the event are available to download: Healthy Supermarkets Community of Practice July 2022

See below link to a recording of the Community of Practice event held online on 28/04/22:

Slides from the event are available to download: Healthy Supermarkets Community of Practice, April 2022

Membership

Healthy Grocers Community of Practice Facilitators 

Dheepa Jeyapalan – VicHealth
Veronica Nunez – VicHealth
Julian Fang – VicHealth
Victoria Hobbs – Deakin University
Adrian Cameron – Deakin University

If you are interested in joining this Community of Practice or have any questions, please get in touch.

Contact Healthy Grocers CoP