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Table 1 Comparison of the design and components of state and territory nutrition policies in Australian institutions

From: A comprehensive overview and qualitative analysis of government-led nutrition policies in Australian institutions

State/territory and year introduced or most recently updated Name of policy/guideline Approach Components Outline of roles/ responsibilities Outline of monitoring and evaluation plan
Health facilities
 Australian Capital Territory; 2018 Healthy Food and Drink Choices Policy [16, 30,31,32] Mandatory NS, G, R, M/E Yes 12 months, 24 months only (qualitative and quantitative)
 New South Wales; 2017 Healthy Food and Drink in NSW Health Facilities for Staff and Visitors Framework [33, 34] Mandatory NS, I, G, M/E Yes Annual (quantitative)
 Northern Territory; 2017 Healthy Choices Made Easy - Healthy Food and Drink Options for Staff, Volunteers and Visitors in NT Heath Facilities Policy [35,36,37,38,39,40] Mandatory NS, G, R No Baseline, 6 months, 18 months only (qualitative and quantitative)
 Queensland; 2015 (currently being revised) A Better Choice. Healthy Food and Drink Supply [41,42,43,44,45] Mandatory NS, I, G Yes No
 South Australia; 2011 (review planned) Healthy Food and Drink Choices for Staff and Visitors in SA Health Facilities [46,47,48,49,50,51,52,53] Mandatory NS, I, G, R Yes No
 Tasmania Nil N/A N/A N/A N/A
 Victoria; 2016 Healthy choices: policy guidelines for hospitals and health services [54, 55] Voluntary NS, I, G, R, M/E Yes 6 months, then annually (qualitative and quantitative)
 Western Australia; 2017 The Healthy Options WA: Food and Nutrition Policy for WA Health Services and Facilities [56,57,58,59,60,61] Mandatory NS, I, G, R, M/E Yes No
Schools
 Australian Capital Territory; 2017 ACT Public School Food and Drink Policy [15, 62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69,70] / National Healthy School Canteen Guidelines [6] Mandatory for public schools, voluntary for independent schools NS, I, G, R Yes Annual. Full review to be conducted within a 3 year period (date not specified)
 New South Wales; 2018 Nutrition in Schools Policy [24, 71,72,73,74,75] Mandatory for public schools, voluntary for independent schools NS, I, G, R, M/E Yes Every 3 years (date not specified)
 Northern Territory; 2017 School Nutrition and Healthy Eating Policy [25, 76,77,78,79,80,81,82,83,84] / National Healthy School Canteen Guidelines [6] Mandatory for public schools NS, G, R Yes No
 Queensland; 2016 Smart Choices. Healthy food and drink supply strategy for Queensland schools [85, 86] Mandatory for public schools NS, I, G, R, M/E No No
 South Australia; 2015 (review planned) Right Bite, Healthy Food and Drink Supply Strategy for South Australian Schools and Preschools [87,88,89,90] Mandatory for public schools, voluntary for independent schools NS, I, R, M/E Yes No
 Tasmania; 2014 Tasmania School Canteen Handbook. A Whole School Approach to Healthy Eating [91]/ National Healthy School Canteen Guidelines [6] Voluntary NS, I, G, R, M/E, AP No No
 Victoria; 2006 Healthy Canteen Kit [92,93,94,95] Mandatory for public schools NS, I, G, R, AP Yes No
 Western Australia; 2017 Healthy Food and Drink Policy [26, 96,97,98,99] Mandatory for public schools NS, I, G, R, AP Yes No
Workplaces
 Australian Capital Territory; 2015 Healthier work [100,101,102,103,104,105,106,107] Voluntary VT, I, R, M/E, AP Recommended Recommended: 6 months, then annually (qualitative)
 New South Wales; 2017 Get Healthy At Work [108,109,110,111] Voluntary NS, G, R No No
 Northern Territory; 2017 The Healthy Workplace Toolkit [112] Voluntary NS, VT, G, R, M/E No No
 Queensland; 2013 Healthier. Happier. Workplaces [113,114,115,116,117] Voluntary VT, I, R, M/E, AP No No
 South Australia; 2014 A Workplace Health and Wellbeing Toolkit: Step by Step Guide to Developing a Successful Workplace Program [118] Voluntary VT, I, R, M/E No No
 Tasmania; 2013 Healthy Workplace Nutrition Guidelines [119,120,121] Voluntary NS, VT, I, G, R No No
 Victoria; 2016 Healthy choices: healthy eating policy and catering guide for workplaces [54, 122] Voluntary NS, VT, I, G, R, AP Yes Recommended: 6 months, then annually (qualitative)
 Western Australia; 2017 Healthier Workplace WA [123,124,125,126,127,128,129,130,131,132] Voluntary NS, VT, I, G, R, M/E, AP No Nil
Other settings
 Victoria; 2016 Healthy choices: policy guidelines for parks [54, 133] Voluntary NS, I, G, R No Recommended: 12 month review only (qualitative)
 Australian Capital Territory; 2016 ACT Public Sector: Healthy Food and Drink Choices Policy and Vending Machine Management Policy [31, 32, 134, 135] Mandatory NS, G, R Yes Nil
 Queensland: 2014 Choose Well, Live Well - Remote Area Camp Food [136] Voluntary NS, I, R, E No Nil
 Victoria; 2016 Healthy choices: policy guidelines for sport and recreation centres [54, 137] Voluntary NS, VT, I, G, R, Yes Recommended: 6 months, then annually (qualitative)
  1. ACT Australian Capital Territory, NSW New South Wales, NT Northern Territory, SA South Australia, WA Western Australia, NS Nutrition standards, VT Voluntary policy template, I Implementation guide/tools, G Guide for catering/fundraising/advertising, R Extra resources to support implementation, M/E Monitoring/Evaluation guide/tools, AP Accreditation program