March 2023

YMCA Victoria

Sport & recreation Implementing healthy changes Maintaining sales
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Overview

In 2015, YMCA Victoria began its three year process to implement its new Healthy Food and Beverage Policy in all kiosks, cafes and catering services in 70 aquatic and recreation centres across the state.

The Healthy Food and Beverage Policy aims to increase the availability of healthier foods and drinks, in line with the Victorian Government’s Healthy Choices: policy guidelines for sport and recreation centres.

As part of this policy, YMCA initiated a ‘Soft Drink Free Summer’ campaign, which aimed to phase out regular soft drinks from all centres by December 2015.

The ‘Soft Drink Free Summer’ was evaluated by Deakin University, with funding from VicHealth, to assess the impact of the campaign, including the extent of implementation, change in customer drink purchases, and potential financial impact at nine YMCA Victoria centres.

The initiative was well-received by customers, and there was no change in overall beverage dollar sales.


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Fifth Avenue Childcare Centre
Posted 30/03/23
  • Early childhood services
  • Implementing healthy changes
  • +1
Gippsland Lakes Community Health Children’s Centre
Posted 30/03/23
  • Early childhood services
  • OSHC
  • +2
Bridge Rd Early Learning Centre
Posted 30/03/23
  • Early childhood services
  • Promoting healthy eating
  • +1
Bloom Early Learning
Posted 30/03/23
  • Early childhood services
  • Implementing healthy changes
  • +1
Matron Swinton Childcare Centre
Posted 30/03/23
  • OSHC
  • Implementing healthy changes
  • +1
Heany Park outside school hours care
Posted 30/03/23
  • OSHC
  • Implementing healthy changes
  • +1
World 4 Kids / Big Childcare
Posted 30/03/23
  • Early childhood services
  • OSHC
  • +2
Dandenong West Primary School
Posted 30/03/23
  • Schools
Maryborough Education Centre
Posted 30/03/23
  • Schools
  • Implementing healthy changes
  • +1
Darley Primary School
Posted 30/03/23
  • Schools
  • Implementing healthy changes
  • +1
Clonard College
Posted 30/03/23
  • Schools
  • Implementing healthy changes
  • +1
St Brendan’s Catholic Primary School
Posted 30/03/23
  • Schools
  • Implementing healthy changes
  • +1
Bruthen Primary School
Posted 30/03/23
  • Schools
  • Promoting healthy eating
  • +1
Red Cliffs Bakery
Posted 30/03/23
  • Schools
  • Implementing healthy changes
  • +1
Marlborough Primary School
Posted 30/03/23
  • Schools
  • Implementing healthy changes
  • +1
Buckley Park College
Posted 30/03/23
  • Schools
  • Promoting healthy eating
  • +1
Beaumaris Primary School
Posted 29/03/23
  • Schools
  • Implementing healthy changes
  • +1
YMCA Victoria Food Pricing Initiative
Posted 29/03/23
  • Sport & recreation
  • Implementing healthy changes
  • +1
Alfred Health – Sugary Drink Trials
Posted 29/03/23
  • Health services
  • Implementing healthy changes
Healthy Choices – Financial impacts – City of Melbourne
Posted 29/03/23
  • Workplaces & Tertiary education
  • Implementing healthy changes
  • +1
Melton City Council
Posted 29/03/23
  • Sport & recreation
  • Implementing healthy changes
  • +1
Western District Health Service
Posted 29/03/23
  • Health services
Central Gippsland Health
Posted 29/03/23
  • Health services
  • Implementing healthy changes
  • +1
East Wimmera Health Service
Posted 29/03/23
  • Health services
  • Implementing healthy changes
  • +1
Perridak Burron Early Learning
Posted 29/03/23
  • Early childhood services
  • Implementing healthy changes
  • +1
Wimmera Health Care Group (Sugar sweetened beverages)
Posted 28/03/23
  • Health services
  • Implementing healthy changes
Northeast Health Wangaratta (Sugar sweetened beverages)
Posted 28/03/23
  • Health services
  • Implementing healthy changes
  • +1
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service
Posted 28/03/23
  • Health services
  • Implementing healthy changes
  • +1
Latrobe Regional Hospital
Posted 28/03/23
  • Health services
  • Implementing healthy changes
  • +1
St John of God Ballarat Hospital
Posted 17/03/23
  • Health services
  • Implementing healthy changes
  • +1
Alfred Health
Posted 17/03/23
  • Health services
  • Implementing healthy changes
  • +1
Rural Northwest Health Service – Yarrick Cafe
Posted 16/03/23
  • Health services
  • Implementing healthy changes
  • +2
Western District Health Service (GenR8change)
Posted 16/03/23
  • Health services
  • Promoting healthy eating
  • +1
University Hospital Geelong, Barwon Health
Posted 16/03/23
  • Health services
Latrobe Leisure
Posted 16/03/23
  • Sport & recreation
  • Implementing healthy changes
Winchelsea Swimming Pool
Posted 16/03/23
  • Sport & recreation
  • Implementing healthy changes
  • +1
Aligned Leisure
Posted 16/03/23
  • Sport & recreation
  • Implementing healthy changes
Western Leisure Services
Posted 16/03/23
  • Sport & recreation
  • Implementing healthy changes
  • +1
Honesty Snacks and Department of Health and Human Services (Vic)
Posted 16/03/23
  • Food industry
  • Implementing healthy changes
  • +1
Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre
Posted 16/03/23 • 1 mins read
  • Sport & recreation
  • Implementing healthy changes
  • +1
Deakin University
Posted 15/03/23
  • Workplaces & Tertiary education
  • Implementing healthy changes

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