Small changes in what we eat and drink can make a big difference for athletic performance and overall health.
The Saskatchewan Health Authority, Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA), and Government of Saskatchewan have been working together in an effort to support healthy food choices in Saskatchewan recreation settings with the overall goal to have healthy choices available any time food and drinks are offered. It is important that recreation settings support all aspects of health which includes providing and promoting nutritious food choices.
“Healthy Foods for my Recreation Setting – Getting Started” and “Healthy Foods for my Recreation Setting – Nutrition Standards for Saskatchewan” are new resources that can be used to support the availability of healthy choices in recreation settings. These resources provide helpful information on reading food labels and outlines nutrition standards to determine which foods to serve most often, sometimes and least often within facilities. Both resources are available for download on this page.
We are also excited to announce that a third resource, the “Healthy Foods for my Recreation Setting - Step-by-Step Guide” focuses on implementation and will be released in the fall of 2019. These three resources all complement each other and will play an important role in helping communities support the availability of healthy choices in recreation settings.
To further support these resources and recognize the importance of healthy food environments in public recreation facilities, we are providing 3 Webinars.