Kicking Fruit & Veg goals
20 June 2022
Castlemaine Goldfields Football Club as part of the Vic Kids Eat Well movement, have recently been awarded for providing healthier food options.
Club Committee member Kasey Sparks is working on Vic Kids Eat Well, focused on boosting healthy food and drink options in places kids learn and play. Changes made over just two weeks have already qualified the club to receive Bronze Rewards.
“The bite size changes we’ve made have been welcomed by club members and have given fruit and veggies the chance to shine.” said Kasey.
“We now make a weekly vegetarian soup which we sell with wholemeal bread. We add tomato and baked beans to our jaffles and throw corn and veggie skewers on the BBQ.”
“We’ll be limiting chips, chocolates and lollies once supplies run out, and have already added healthier snacks such as popcorn, sultanas, and muesli bars. A bowl of free fruit is now available on the counter.”
“We’re working with another sports club who’ve joined Vic Kids Eat Well, which provides healthy eating inspiration in addition to the support offered by Castlemaine Health.”
“Castlemaine Goldfields Football Club is committed to offering healthier options to our club members and we welcome new members, who can contact us though our website.”
Castlemaine Health proudly supports Vic Kids Eat Well, which allows schools, outside school hours care, sports clubs, recreation facilities, and council operated facilities to make simple changes that give kids access to healthier food.
Relevant groups can sign up for free or learn more about the movement at: www.vickidseatwell.health.vic.gov.au
Alternatively, call 5479 1000 to find out more from the Health Promotion Officer.