ALPA Health & Nutrition Policy

ALPA seeks to present a balanced range of products to its customers, giving increased emphasis to the nutritional worth of our product selection.

•    Increase availability of Nutritious Foods
•    Increase affordability of Nutritious Foods
•    Increase understanding of Health, Good Food and Nutrition

Nutrition Strategies

    • Objective One: Increase availability of Nutritious Foods
      •    Fruit and Vegetables
      •    The Store will stock appealing and plentiful supplies of fresh fruit and vegetables
      •    The Store will maintain a suitable range of fresh fruit and vegetables based on ALPA’s Core Fruit and Vegetable Range, throughout the delivery cycle.
      •    The Store will sell fresh pre-packed vegetables to be used for stews or soups.
      •    The Store will stock adequate supplies for frozen, tinned and dried fruit and vegetables at all times.
      •    Individual fruits/fruit packs will be available at point of sale where possible.
      •    Other Healthy Food Items
      •    The store will stock other healthy food items including:
      •    Wholemeal or multigrain bread
      •    Low fat dry biscuits (fat contributing less than 10% total energy) such as Arnott’s Vita Wheat.
      •    Wholegrain cereals such as Weetbix, Oats and All Bran
      •    Monounsaturated or polyunsaturated oils and spreads such as Canola Oil or Olive Oil
      •    Low fat dairy choices including reduced fat or low fat milk, yoghurt and cheese
      •    Lean cuts of fresh or frozen meats
      •    Foods with no added sugar or moderate amounts of added sugar, and carry artificial sweeteners such as Equal.
      •    Foods for young babies when they start solid foods such as fortified rice cereal (i.e. Farex) and jars or tinned puree vegetables, fruits and meats.
      •    Infant feeding cups, small bowls and spoons
      •    Suitable range of diet drinks, low sugar/diet cordial, bottled water and 100% fruit Juice.
      •    Takeaway Healthy Options
      •    The Takeaway sections in our stores will emphasise nutritional bias to the best of our ability without restricting choice.
      •    Our takeaway will sell fresh salad, meat and salad sandwiches or rolls, meat and vegetable stews with rice, pasta or noodles.
      •    Smaller price point healthy items will be sold in the takeaway including boiled eggs, corn cobs, sweet potato and taro or cassava.
      •    Snack tins of baked beans, vegetables or fruit in natural juice and a variety of pre-cut or whole fruits and vegetable such as apples, oranges, celery and carrots will be available in the cold food display
      •    Diet or low joule soft drinks, bottled water and 100% fruit juice will be available in drink fridges.
      •    50% of takeaway food options to be ‘healthy’ options.


  • Objective Two: Increase affordability of nutritious foods.
    •    ALPA continues to subsidise 100% of the freight on fresh fruit and vegetables, frozen, tinned and dried vegetables as well as fresh milk, to lower the price and increase the consumption of these healthy food items.
    •    ALPA will continue to maintain minimum marks-ups for healthy items such as fruit and vegetables.
    •    Fruit and Vegetable pre-packs will be packaged at store level, with pre-packs purchased from suppliers limited to reduce cost.
    •    Where possible, the store will order fruit and vegetables in season or locally available to lower the price.
    •    Preferential pricing will exist to provide diet drinks at a cheaper price than their full strength alternatives.



  • Objective Three: Increase understanding of Health, Good Food and Nutrition
    •    The store will support initiatives that promote nutrition awareness and good health to the community. This could include food or cooking demonstrations or healthy food labels (i.e. shelf talkers).
    •    The Store will cater for the dietary needs of people with special needs including:
    •    Pregnant women and babies
    •    Elderly
    •    People suffering from or at risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity.
    •    The Store, where possible will support sporting and cultural events through funding activities or providing healthy foods at these events.
    •    The Store will undertake regular nutrition promotion activities such as fruit and vegetable promotions.
    •    There will be ongoing co-operation and collaboration with health specialists and community health workers on nutrition and health programs.
    •    ‘In-store’ training for store staff will be provided in the areas of nutrition, food preparation and takeaway service.
    •    The Store will order ‘healthier’ choice foods upon request when there is a demand for the product in the community.
    •    The Store will limit the display of junk food at children’s eye level throughout the store and display healthier alternatives.


Our Businesses


Copyright ALPA The Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Website by NBW | View our Privacy policy