Overview of the Healthy Food@Sport project & snapshot of the food & drink survey
Industry Information Session on the
changes to the Food Act 2001
• Project aims to increase healthy food choices available through canteens
run by community sporting clubs and to promote water as the drink of
• The project’s primary target group is children and young people aged 5-18
years, but it also targets their families/carers, coaches, managers, canteen
staff and committee members of community sporting clubs.
• The project’s website (www.health.act.gov.au/healthyfood@sport) has a
range of resources that can assist with promoting the benefits of healthy
eating and hydration for optimal athlete performance and recovery.
Key Findings of the Food and Drink Survey
• Survey was conducted by Sport and Recreation Services between 18 June
2013 – 15 July 2013.
• 44 submissions were received.
• 37 respondents conduct a BBQ service and 29 conduct a canteen service.
• BBQ services are being conducted as few as 1 and up to 25 times and
canteen services as few as 1 and up to 45 times a season.
Items that require food business registration
Examples of foods and drinks that fall under the food business registration
system from the survey:
• BBQ service that are conducted more than five times a season selling food
that is cooked for immediate consumption (27 of the 37 respondents fall
under this category)
• Pies, sausage rolls, spinach and ricotta rolls (18 respondents)
• Frankfurts or hot dogs (17 respondents)
• Baked goods such as cakes, breads, scones and muffins – made on site or
brought from home (14 respondents)
• Sandwiches, wraps or rolls (10 respondents)
• Soup that is heated up or made on site/home (10 respondents)