Knowledge Exchange

Knowledge Exchange November
Monash Health and City of Casey Sports Clubs

The healthy canteen project was Developed by the South East Region Healthy Choices Working Group.

In a unique partnership, Monash Health and City of Casey identified sports clubs as a unique setting that engages a variety of people, including spectators, players, members and the wider community.

The Healthy Canteens pilot was developed to increase the number of healthy options in canteens.

A framework was created to support clubs to work towards the Healthy Choices Guidelines (Healthy choices: food and drink classification guide, 2015) consistent with recent state-wide healthy eating initiatives. Support for healthy changes was provided by Health Promotion Practitioners, Sport and Recreation Officers and an Accredited Practising Dietitian by building the capacity of sports clubs to identify and implement sustainable changes.

Three sports clubs in Casey participated over a 4 week period.

Results for from the Healthy Canteens pilot indicate:

- Anecdotally there was no loss of profit for any clubs involved

- 23 healthy changes were made to canteen menus

- One club increased their healthy options by 20%

Overwhelmingly the results from the pilot were positive and moving forward, the project will be offered to a larger number of clubs and all existing clubs have expressed interest in continuing to improve their menus.

Healthy Eating in Your Club

Return to Knowledge Exchange or select your next article:

Healthy Choices:
Physical Activity:
Monash Health and City of Casey, Sports Clubs
Event Recap: SSP/RSP Physical Activity Workshop #1 - Scaling Up
Healthy Choice: The Easy Choice - State and Regional Sport Showcase
Learning from sport - the SurfGroms licencing model
VicHealth Funding Announcements

Pokemon Go - Business Model Canvas Case Study

Learning from Outside Sport - STREAT
VicHealth Indicators Survey 2015 - Health of the Victorian Population

You may also be interested in...

Knowledge Exchange

Knowledge Exchange November
Pokemon Go - Business Model Canvas Case Study

Did you get swept up in the Pokemon Go craze during 2016? Following its release in July, the augmented reality game got thousands of Australians off the couch an out walking the streets


Knowledge Exchange

Knowledge Exchange September
SSP/RSP Physical Activity: Customer Experience & Journey

The Customer Experience and Journey Session was held on Wednesday 28 September, facilitated by Mad4Leaders and attended by 15 SSAs and 2 SSAs


Knowledge Exchange

Knowledge Exchange October
Case study: Healthy Choices at Lara Pool

The next SSP/RSP project sharing session is a Healthy Canteen Road Trip to the Lara Pool Kiosk on Tuesday 6 th December


Government Partners

Preferred Suppliers