Good Sports Healthy Eating Program

You only get out what you put in. Healthy eating is at the core of having a healthy body. Knowing how to eat healthily and meet your nutritional needs is a huge advantage, on and off the field.

We know that sports clubs across the country are leading the charge when it comes to promoting physical fitness. With 60% of Australian adults and 25% of children and adolescents now classed as obese, it’s more important than ever to get people moving.

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Good Sports Healthy Eating is a program designed to give your club a head start. Helping people access healthy food isn’t just a huge win for the community and individuals; it can be a huge boost on game day.

In Queensland, the program is based on Australian Dietary Guidelines and the Queensland Government approved Food for Sport Guidelines, funded by the Queensland Government.

In the ACT, it is based on the Australian Dietary Guidelines and the National Healthy School Canteen Guidelines and is funded by ACT Health.

The Good Sports Healthy Eating Program focuses on:

  • Increasing the range of healthy food and drink options available
  • Safe food handling
  • Promoting water as the drink of choice
  • Encouraging healthy fundraising activities and prizes
  • Creating a healthy food and drink policy

Your local Good Sports team will help tailor the program to the needs of your club. There’s something in it for everyone, regardless of whether you have a full canteen, cook a BBQ once a week, provide half-time snacks or don’t serve food at all. The course also comes with a playbook of free resources to help your club plan right.

Benefits of the Good Sports Healthy Eating Program:

  • Improved physical health of your members
  • Improved knowledge to help with healthy food and drink choices
  • Increased respect from sponsors and members for encouraging a healthy lifestyle
  • Increased revenue streams
  • Access to free resources including recipes, fact sheets, posters, articles and merchandise
  • The program also comes with a suite of free resources to help your club plan right

Join the Good Sports Healthy Eating Program

Shoot us your details using the form below if you’re keen to hear more about Good Sports Healthy Eating or register your club for the program. The program is available to clubs in Queensland and the ACT.

Even if you’re not in Queensland or the ACT you can benefit from our free healthy eating and nutrition resources:

  • Recipes
  • Posters
  • Nutritional facts
  • Fact Sheets

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Testimonials

It gets harder and harder to successfully administer a junior rugby league football club, as there seems to be new challenges to face each year.

However it's programs and opportunities like this that remind us of what's important and brings us back to the fundamental reasons for why we do what we do.

We are one of many awesome sporting communities raising kids collectively and if we all succeed in helping children grow to be self-aware, resilient and happy kids through team sport, then we must all be going something right.

Natalie Walka, President, St Anthonys Girraween Eagles JRLFC

For better or worse, sport does play a role in setting our community standards of behaviour.

We expect our professional sportspeople to behave in a manner conducive to elite performance, and the binge drinking can really no longer be a part of that.

Kim Crow, World Champion and Olympic Rower

We are helping cricketers of all ages to recognise that they can very easily lead healthy and active lives by making good choices when it comes to eating and drinking while participating in a great sport.

We are very proud of the fact that we are connected and supported by the Good Sports program. Without it, our club would not be where it is today.

Redlands Cricket Inc., Good Sports Healthy Eating Club

Like any culture, whether it be a sports team, club, workplace or social group, for it to be truly strong and positive you need everyone to buy in and live by a set of standards and beliefs.

We’re really fortunate here at Nunawading Basketball to have that across the organisation and our SEABL Women are a shining example of that.

With a wonderful mix of Opals experience, quality US imports, young talent and future stars our women along with Good Sports are really helping us stamp a positive impact across our community and provide our aspiring Junior Spectres with first class, accessible role models.

Paul Flynn, Operations Manager, Nunawading Basketball Stadium

The best part of being involved with Good Sports is getting to meet and work with so many wonderful people who are involved in grass roots sporting clubs.

They are all volunteers and are so passionate about their clubs and their towns, especially those living rural areas.

Marc Glanville (Good Sports Team Member)

It gets harder and harder to successfully administer a junior rugby league football club, as there seems to be new challenges to face each year. However it's programs and opportunities like this that remind us of what's important and brings us back to the fundamental reasons for why we do what we do.

We are one of many awesome sporting communities raising kids collectively and if we all succeed in helping children grow to be self-aware, resilient and happy kids through team sport, then we must all be going something right.

Natalie Walka, President, St Anthonys Girraween Eagles JRLFC