Healthy Eating & Active Living


Water in Sport Initiative

This project is funded by VicHealth for 3 years and will run across the 6 Belgravia Leisure Centre Sites included in the Yarra Ranges Municipality (Kilsyth Centenary Pool, Healesville Outdoor Pool, Belgrave Outdoor Pool, Lilydale Outdoor Pool, Monbulk Aquatic Centre and Yarra Recreation Centre).

This project aims to decrease consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and increase consumption of water at sport and recreational facilities. This project will implement ‘nudges’ which prompt community members to make healthier choices at point of sale. Other strategies which will be implemented include:

  • Decreasing the proportion of ‘red/unhealthy’ drinks to <20%, or
  • Removing sugar-sweetened beverages from public display or
  • Increasing the availability, accessibility and promotion of ‘green/healthy’ drinks to >50%.

This is one step towards implementing the Healthy Choices Guidelines within sport and recreational facilities. Drinks were perceived as the easiest change to facilitate initially.

Organisations: Yarra Ranges Council, Eastern Health, Inspiro

Dates: 2018 - 2020

Contact: [email protected]

Website: Water in Sport Initiative