Fueling Wellness with Healthy Food in Recreation Centres
The purpose of recreation is to enhance individual and community wellbeing, yet recreation facilities of all types and sizes are notorious for their abundance of foods that can be harmful to health! How did this happen? Don't despair; there is much that can be done to create a healthier food environment in our recreation facilities, and this session will tell all! Come and hear how communities in Alberta are tackling the issue of healthy food, what their challenges are, what they're learning, and what's helping them to succeed. You'll also have a chance to learn about helpful resources and chat with your peers about ideas to create positive changes in your own facilities.
Choosewell Webinar: How your Community Influences the Food You Eat, and what YOU can do about it
We often think that what people eat and drink is an individual choice. The reality is that the environments around us affect what goes into our mouths more than we realize. This means that encouraging healthy food choices is not as simple as teaching people about what is and isn’t healthy - it’s about changing the environments where people live so that healthy choices are easy and attractive.
In this webinar, you will learn how community environments influence food choices, and ways these environments can be changed to better support healthy eating. You’ll also hear examples of how Alberta communities are creating change, and learn about free resources that can help you and your partners create healthier communities.
Fuelling Community Wellness through Healthy Food Environments in Recreation and Sport
Feed your appetite for change and join the Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Prevention and the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association in this timely webinar presentation!
Participants will learn about opportunities to enhance well-being in their communities through policy change to improve the food environment in local recreational facilities. The webinar will highlight:
• The importance of a healthy food environment in recreation settings;
• Current research about recreation food environments in Alberta;
• Evidence-based strategies for change; and
• Examples of successful healthy food and beverage policy change in recreation settings from Alberta and across Canada.
Webinar: Supporting Wellness in Recreation through Healthy Food Environments, 12:00-1:00pm EST
Presented by the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association.
Recreation is an important pathway to creating individual and community wellbeing and improving quality of life. Recreation facilities are a cornerstone of many communities and places where people of all ages gather. Despite their wellness mandate, the majority of food and beverages available in recreation facilities are inconsistent with healthy eating guidelines. Why is this the case? What can be done to improve food environments in recreation settings? What resources and tools exist to facilitate change?
addresses these questions by drawing upon research and experience from Alberta, where momentum has been building steadily to improve food environments in recreation facilities;
presenters share what they've learned about facilitators, barriers and promising strategies to create change, profile stories from Alberta communities and how partners from different sectors are collaborating to foster change, and
will leave you with ideas and resources to help you start a movement in your community towards embracing fresh, healthy food in your recreation facilities.