The Coorong Healthy Highways (CHH) website will go live today in what is believed to be the first initiative of its kind in Australia.
The mobile-friendly website will use online mapping technology to help people find healthy food outlets and recreation spaces to enjoy in the Coorong district.
Led by the Coorong District Council and its OPAL team, the initiative was created to connect modern way-finding services with the general public’s desire to lead healthier lifestyles.
Coorong OPAL manager Tanja Morgan said research shows that most people want to make healthy food choices when they’re on the road and this website now makes this easy.
“Over the past six months we have had dieticians work with more than 20 local food outlets to help them create healthy menus for people of all ages and tastes,” Ms Morgan says.
“We now have nutritious menus scattered across the Dukes, Princes and Mallee highways and the Coorong Healthy Highways website directs you straight to them.
“We have dedicated healthy kids options to ensure parents can find the most family-friendly outlets. Plus the website lists mains, snacks and drinks for truckies and travellers.
“Understanding freshly brewed coffee is a popular driver for people’s choices on the road, we have also included a travel mug deal, which provides people with free coffee upgrades at accredited CHH outlets.”
Another feature added to the website, is a listing of recreation areas, trails, playgrounds and tourism icons, to encourage visitors to eat, play and explore in the Coorong.
“During peak season our highways host thousands of drivers each day, so we have used this opportunity to highlight other experiences in our beautiful district,” Mrs Morgan says.
The website is ready to be explored, so jump online at cooronghealthyhighways.com.au and take a look at where you might find your next healthy meal in the Coorong.