Whether you have 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.
Action Plan template
Keen to make some changes to promote healthier food and drinks but not sure where to start? Our editable Community Venue Action Plan template can help you identify some easy wins and be customised to suit the needs of your venue.
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!Better BBQs (2mb)
Catering for vegetarians
Vegetarian diets are common and increasing. Use this fact sheet to inspire great menu items for your vegetarian and vegan customers!Catering for vegetarians (5MB)
Celebrate the wins
Without even realising it, your community venue may already be kicking goals when it comes to creating a healthier food service!Celebrate the wins (471kb)
COVID-19 Fact sheet – Reopening your canteen
Are you reopening your community venue canteen or kiosk now that COVID-19 restrictions are easing? This new fact sheet provides information on what to consider including COVID Safety Plans, opening days/hours, menu options, volunteers, hygiene and cleaning, physical distancing, training and education and response planning.COVID-19 Fact Sheet – Reopening your canteen (2mb)
Dietary requirements are common for a range of reasons and catering for these requirements in community venues is important.Dietary requirements (3mb)
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.End of season wind-up (3mb)
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.Food service FAQs (5mb)
The way drinks are displayed can have a big impact. Steer customers towards water by placing it at eye level.Fridge layout (453kb)
Fuel up the menu
Give your venue the winning edge, by promoting meal deals that fuel your customers – before, during and after exercise.Fuel up the menu (1mb)
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 ideas for your menu (4mb)
Green up the menu
You can ‘green up the menu’ by using a variety of ingredients from the five food groups!Green up the menu (4mb)
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.Guide to party menu planning (5mb)
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.Healthier cooking methods (728kb)
Creating a healthier menu doesn’t have to be hard work. Sometimes small changes can make a big difference!Healthier ingredients (1mb)
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.Healthy canteen layout (1mb)
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 your food service
There are a range of factors that can influence your food service. Understanding these factors and how your food service operates can help you take action if changes occur!Know your food service (2mb)
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.Make money not waste (2mb)
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 (links below).
It is important to demonstrate your commitment to providing a healthier community venue through a policy. Our editable Community Venue Health Policy template can be customised to suit the needs of your venue.
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!Tap into water (1mb)
Tips for coaches and managers
It’s important that key players are on the same team when it comes to health. This fact sheet provides a range of tips to consider during training, on game days, and special events such as carnivals, road trips and camps.Tips for coaches and team managers (5mb)
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.Traffic lights on the menu (4mb)
Volunteers are your community venue’s most precious resource and can help you run a successful food service.Valuing Volunteers (1mb)