Healthy Facilities

Girl Eating Watermelon in Rosalind Park

We aim to support clubs, facilities and community groups to provide a greater range of healthy and nutritious options within their food and drink environment

Having an adequate diet of fruit and vegetables is important in the prevention of many major diseases. Recreational and sports settings, and facilities can incorporate healthy food options into their menus and/or catering policies to minimise or exclude high fat, high sugar foods being consumed.

Your sports club plays a vital role in supporting the communities’ health through physical activity and social connection. These hints and tips will help you make simple, healthy and sustainable changes that will also support healthier food choices among your players, coaches and whole sporting community.

The Healthy Choice guidelines classify food and drink into three categories according to their nutritional value. To promote healthy eating clubs should provide food options according to these categories. Most food should fall into the green and amber categories.

The guidelines are not designed to remove all current red category items from a sporting canteen. They are intended to give clubs information on healthier options.

Healthy Sports Rewards aims to offer an alternative to the less healthy food and drink vouchers often presented to junior sporting club participants. The vouchers are a great way to recognise junior players and offer free entry to pools and leisure facilities.

The City of Greater Bendigo is committed to supporting sporting clubs to be places that are active, healthy and socially connected. Sports clubs, particularly junior clubs, should be free from unhealthy food and drinks sponsorship.

All food businesses and organisations that provide food to the public must ensure that the food they sell is safe. Your club/facility must ensure you are following food safety protocols and register as a food provider.

Contact us

For more information about how we support clubs please contact us on 1300 002 642 or [email protected]

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