Fuel to Go & Play® aims to create healthier food environments in community venues e.g. sport, recreation, entertainment venues and playcentres. Fuel to Go & Play® includes a range of activities and support for community venues to help them offer a healthier food service.
What is a
Recreation centre or complex: large multipurpose centres that feature a gym, pool, group fitness rooms and extra services like a crèche and allied health (e.g. physiotherapist).
Sports clubs/centres: local team sports such as footy, netball, cricket, soccer or individual sports e.g. golf club, swimming, tennis or skate parks.
Entertainment venues: Perth Arena, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre and Optus Stadium, where large groups of people gather to watch professional sport, attend events or concerts.
Playcentres: recreational venues for young children e.g. jungle gyms, indoor trampoline sites and ball pits, where play and being active is encouraged under parent/guardian supervision.
What is a
Many community venues provide a food service of some kind. The way it operates varies from volunteer run canteens, to franchised cafes, to just a vending machine or water station varies greatly.
A Fuel to Go & Play food service includes:
- An onsite canteen, café, kiosk or coffee shop at the local sporting club, pool or play centre (includes bar setup in local clubs)
- A small portable barbeque used on game days and at special events
- An eski filled with drinks and fruit used during activities
- Drinks provided to players during and after games
- Vending machines (stocked by a club member or a private contractor)
Why is it
Community venues have a corporate social responsibility to provide an environment that supports and promotes healthy choices.
- Promoting healthy eating is everyone’s business
- Creating a healthy food service makes the healthy choice the easy choice
- Normalises healthy eating
- Provides a strong link between healthy eating and being active.