Food and Drink Supply where School Aged Children Participate in Sports 

GuidelinesAn outdoor and active lifestyle is an iconic part of the way children live in Queensland.  While no one would argue the benefits of physical activity, often the food and drink choices where we swim, run and play sports don't support parents' efforts for their child to have a healthy lifestyle. Like their sporting heroes, whilst engaging in sports children can learn valuable messages about the role food plays to perform at their best both in their sport and every day living. Regardless of if they are just starting out with lessons, playing sport to be with friends or in training to be an athelete, this is a valuable opportunity to develop lifelong lessons for their health in the future.

Guidelines for Sporting and Recreational Clubs and Associations

Food for Sport: A guide to healthy food and drink supply in sporting clubs provides guidelines for sports clubs to encourage the supply of healthy food and drink choices at their facilities to all members of their community.  Developed by the Queensland Government Department of Communities, the guide utilises a traffic light system where foods are rated as Green, Amber and Red based on their nutritional value and provides recommendations for achieving a balance of healthy and less healthy choices available.

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Guidelines for Schools including sports carnivals, school based swim clubs and other school related sports activities

Smart Choices: Healthy food and drink supply strategy for Queensland schools provides guidelines for non state schools and is a mandatory policy for Queensland's state schools.  Developed by the Queensland Government Department of Education, the strategy applies to all school activities involving the supply of food and drinks to students.  This includes all sports related activities such as swim clubs operated by a P&C Association, school sports carnivals, fundraising BBQ's and rewards for participation.  Utilising a traffic light system where foods are rated as Green, Amber or Red based on their nutritional value, supply of less healthy "Red" choices is limited to two occasions per term across the whole school.

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Australia's Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines

Regardless of how young or old you are, there are physical activity and sedentary behaviour guidelines available for you. Australia’s Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines are supported by a rigorous evidence review process that considered:

    • the relationship between physical activity (including the amount, frequency, intensity and type of physical activity) and health outcome indicators, including the risk of chronic disease and obesity; and
    • the relationship between sedentary behaviour/sitting time and health outcome indicators, including the risk of chronic disease and obesity.

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