Food is a fundamental part of our everyday lives.
Healthy eating and nutritious food play a significant role in determining the health of individuals and the broader population, as well as the growth and development of children. It is also important for supporting a robust workforce and a thriving economy.
Dietary risks have surpassed smoking as the leading factor for global disease burden. Adopting better nutrition helps prevent the risk of obesity and chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dental disease and some cancers.
What we eat is determined by availability and access to healthier foods, skills and knowledge about food selection and preparation and a supportive social environment.
Cardinia Leisure is excited to be working with Monash Health to introduce the Victorian Government’s Healthy Choices Guidelines for Sport and Recreation Centres. The Assessment and Planning stages were completed in January and placed our 180+ products under the microscope. Over the coming months, we will be introducing some healthier options of quick snack, meals, drinks and treats, whilst decreasing the number of high sugar, salt and fat items.
Keep your eyes on the changing café as we put health first.
For more information on the Victorian Government’s Healthy Choices Guidelines for Sport and Recreation Centres, please visit their website – https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/public-health/preventive-health/nutrition