Why Sport and recreation facilities?
Sport and recreation facilities provide places for children and young people to spend their time being active, so it makes sense to provide them with healthy options to fuel their activity.
Your facility can play an important role in helping the families and children visiting your service to make healthy choices by providing food and drinks that meet the Healthy Choices Guidelines.
Whether your facility has vending machines or a retail outlet, Vic Kids Eat Well can help your facility meet the guidelines and create a healthier environment in which children and young people can thrive.
Join the movement today
Sport and recreation facilities across Victoria are deciding to serve delicious, healthy options. By joining the Vic Kids Eat Well movement, your facility can create healthier environments where kids can thrive.
Any sport and recreation facility that provides food and/or drinks (retail or vending), or has food and/or drink-based marketing or fundraising can participate in Vic Kids Eat Well.
What is involved?
Once you register you will be connected with a health promotion professional who will work with you to make healthy changes in your facility. Your facility may have already made healthy changes to meet the requirements of the Healthy Choices Guidelines or may be just beginning. You may wish to start with a ‘small bite’ and make a small change, or a ‘large bite’ and make a bigger change. Work your way through all the bites, collecting rewards and celebrating your success as you go.
|Big bite (Outcome)
|Refresh the fridge
Give healthy drinks the spotlight
Reduce sugary drinks
No more than 20% RED drinks
|Switch up the snacks
Switch to healthier snacks
Keep confectionary and unhealthy snacks out of sight
Switch to healthier ice-creams
No more than 20% RED food and drinks
|Change up the menu
Boost veggies and salad
Offer healthier pies and pastries
Minimise fried foods
At least 50% of food and drinks available are GREEN
|Put the 'fun' into fundraising and marketing
Add health appeal to meal deals
Make a positive impact with advertising and marketing
Get creative with healthy fundraising
Meet the Health Choices guidelines for display and promotion
For more details on the specific steps involved with each bite, check out our resources.
View our case studies to see what changes organisations have done.
Join now to be connected with a health promotion professional who will work with you to take your next steps to create a healthier environment for your sport and recreation facility.