Community venues include aquatic/recreation centres or complexes, sports clubs/centres, entertainment venues and playcentres. Whether your community venue has a large café, small kiosk, a vending machine or a simple barbeque, we have resources to support your community venue to offer healthier food and drink choices.
A good old barbeque is an essential part of the Aussie lifestyle and is readily used in both the home and at community venues. Make your next sizzle a healthy one!
Carnivals and final series
Keeping players fuelled up and well hydrated will ensure that everyone can play at their best on carnival days and during finals. Use this resource to plan a winning carnival day or final!
Catering for vegetarians
Vegetarian diets are common and increasing. Use this fact sheet to inspire great menu items for your vegetarian and vegan customers!
Celebrate the wins
Without even realising it, your community venue may already be kicking goals when it comes to creating a healthier food service!
Creating a sustainable food service
Being a sustainable food service is about more than just sustainable packaging, it also includes offering a menu that supports your customers to consume a healthy and sustainable diet.
Dietary requirements are common for a range of reasons and catering for these requirements in community venues is important.
End of season wind-up
At the end of the season, it is important to celebrate all the achievements both on and off the field. Keep the healthy eating momentum going with healthy options at your end of season wind up.
Food service FAQs
When you make changes to your menu, customers (especially regulars) may have some questions. Help your staff feel confident in answering questions with this FAQs fact sheet.
The way drinks are displayed can have a big impact. Steer customers towards water by placing it at eye level.
Fuel up the menu
Give your venue the winning edge, by promoting meal deals that fuel your customers – before, during and after exercise.
Green ideas for your menu
Are you confused about what food and drinks are considered healthy ‘green’ options? Download our factsheet for a list of popular green items you can include on your menu.
Green up the menu
You can ‘green up the menu’ by using a variety of ingredients from the five food groups!
Guide to party menu planning
Children’s parties are lots of fun and planning a healthy food and drinks is made easy with our ‘Guide to party menu planning’ fact sheet.
Healthier cooking methods
The way a food or drink is prepared can have a big impact on its nutritional value. From baking, grilling, poaching and steaming, this fact sheet provides all the tips and tricks.
Creating a healthier menu doesn’t have to be hard work. Sometimes small changes can make a big difference!
Healthy canteen layout
Attract customers to your healthier options by placing them in a prominent position. This resource has a range of tips to achieve a healthy canteen layout.
Know what your customers want
Knowing what your customers want is essential for designing a successful menu. Our fact sheet has tips for surveying customers as well as some sample questions to help you get started!
Know what your customers want – example survey
Click here to download example survey template
Make money not waste
Be friends with your freezer, buy in season and make fruit and veg the hero – just some of our top tips to generate money, not waste.
Managing alcohol in your club
Learn more about alcohol and your club through the Good Sports program, which provides support to clubs to help manage alcohol and make their clubs stronger, safer and more family-friendly places. Download the Managing alcohol in your club fact sheet for tips on how to manage alcohol at your venue, or visit the Good Sports website for more information.
Clubs often coordinate a morning tea roster between parents and volunteers to supply food for sporting events. It is the perfect opportunity to promote and support healthy eating for community members. Download this fact sheet for tips and ideas.
Rewards in sport
Whether it’s on field success, or just to say thanks to your volunteers, it is important to celebrate the achievements at your club. Celebrate the good stuff with these great rewards!
Tap into water
Selling water in your community venue makes sense. There is a greater profit margin on bottled water than many other drinks. It’s a win win for health and profits!
Traffic lights on the menu
Fuel to Go & Play® uses a traffic light system to rate food and drinks as green, amber or red, based on their nutritional value. In community venues, the traffic light system will help you to plan a healthy food service.
Volunteers are your community venue’s most precious resource and can help you run a successful food service.
What’s on a food label
Do you find reading food labels confusing? See our new ‘What’s on a label’ resource for tips to help you read food labels.
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