IMPORTANT NOTICE: PROGRAMS RESCHEDULED

Following the recent release of the Victorian Government’s: COVID-19: Pandemic Plan for the Victorian Health Sector, all programs are postponed until further notice.

We will be re-scheduling all participants into programs at a later time in the year.

CONTACT:
For more information on our type 2 programs and services, please call the NDSS Helpline on 1800 637 700

For more Information on COVID-19, please visit the Department of Health coronavirus information page or contact the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080


Making healthy food choices and understanding food labels can be a challenge.

We organise supermarket tours in metropolitan and regional Victoria to help make shopping for food easier. As part of a two hour tour, local dietitians will show you how to accurately read and understand food labels and choose healthy foods that are suitable for the whole family, not just people with diabetes. You will receive an information pack to take home, which contains lots of helpful information, including a free copy of the Diabetes Australia Healthy Shopping Guide.
 
These tours are suitable for anyone wanting to learn more about healthy eating and choosing foods, not just people with diabetes.

Cost: Free for Diabetes Victoria members and $15 for non-members.  Limited bookings are available for each tour.

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2020 Locations:
 
BayswaterBendigo
BerwickBox Hill
BraybrookCarlton
Chirnside ParkElsternwick
EppingFootscray
Glen WaverlyKew
PakenhamRowville
St AlbansTorquay
Wangaratta 


Bookings: Everyone must make a booking, even if you are a member and can attend for free.

Book a supermarket tour 

or call 1300 437 368 to speak to one of our team members.

One family member, carer or friend is able to attend for free. Make sure you mention this at the time of booking.
 

Healthy Shopping Guide

 
Diabetes Australia’s best-selling Healthy Shopping Guide contains more than 1200 examples of suggested food products commonly found on supermarket shelves. It shows you how to read food labels and understand nutrition claims, which can often be misleading.

The Healthy Shopping Guide includes a nutrient criteria section relating to more than 28 different food categories making it easier for you to make healthy food choices. Whether you have diabetes or not, this handy pocket-sized guide takes all the hard work out of food

This booklet normally costs $7.50, however, you will receive a free copy when attending a Diabetes Victoria supermarket tour.

To order a copy of the booklet, please call the Diabetes Helpline on 1300 437 386 or order online from the Diabetes Victoria online shop.

Find out more about other Type 2 programs and services.
 
 
📅 Page last updated: 18 February 2020