Local community art events, fetes, music festivals and sporting events are a great opportunity for families and communities to get together.

If you are planning an event, make a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of your community by making sure that healthier foods and drinks are available. Use our three handy resources below.


Better BBQ’s

The Catering Guidelines for Community Events has been developed to provide suggestions and advice about how to achieve a healthy balance. These ideas can be presented to external or internal caterers to encourage healthier options.

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Catering Guidelines for Community Events

Catering can be so much more than a deep fried spring roll or a salad drowned in dressing. Small changes can make a big difference. The Catering Guidelines for Community Events has been developed to provide suggestions and advice about how to achieve a healthy balance. These ideas can be presented to external or internal caterers to encourage healthier options.

Catering Guidelines for Community Events (7mb)

Event Organiser’s Guide to Healthier Options

This guide provides a range of strategies, suggestions, advice and practical examples from other events to achieve a healthy balance. By following these strategies, you can maximise the healthier food and drinks offered at your event.

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Healthier Vendor Guide

The Healthier Vendor Guide is a go-to-guide for groups, organisations and event planners that are responsible for coordinating the food and drinks offered at an event. It is updated quarterly for summer, autumn, winter and spring.

Healthier Vendor Guide (836kb)

Healthy Food Options Fact Sheet

As part of Healthway sponsorship funding, it is a requirement that vendors at Healthway sponsored events offer at least one healthy ‘green’ food option. This fact sheet lists ideas for food vendors and explains how WASCA can support you to offer healthy food options.

Healthy Food Options Fact Sheet (287kb)

Sugary Drinks Fact Sheet

As part of our Healthway sponsorship funding, it is a requirement that vendors at Healthway sponsored events remove sugary drinks from display. This fact sheet shows examples of drinks suitable to display; drinks that must be removed from display; and simple strategies for vendors to achieve compliance.

Sugary Drinks Fact Sheet (2mb)