For the 2016-2017 academic year, four Renaissance College students partnered with the New Brunswick Public Health Dietitians to attempt to find a solution to the growing problem of unhealthy food and beverage options in recreational facilities. To do this, the Renaissance College (RC) Student-Consultation Group developed the Eat Well Play Well initiative. In the interest of providing facility patrons with healthier foods of their own choosing, the team ran several surveys and held community outreach days at two Fredericton arenas: The Grant Harvey Centre and Willie O’Ree Place. With the data on preferred food options gathered, the RC Student Consultant Group applied for funding which allowed them to subsidize the addition of two new healthy food items to the arena canteens, soup, and smoothies, at a drastically reduced cost to the stakeholders involved in maintaining the canteens. Simultaneously, the group developed the #EatWellPlayWellNB campaign on both Twitter and Facebook, to further promote the initiative amongst the community. With the support of multiple community partners, such as the Y’s Men and the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Eat Well Play Well campaign was well-received by the Fredericton community, and it is assumed that this will be a piloted model for more recreational facilities in the province. (http://hepac.ca/webinar/eat-well-play-well/)
Healthy Built Environments: Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice
Date: April 10 @ 12:00 - 13:00
Date: Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 12pm
Healthy Built Environments: Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice. This webinar will review what the built environment is and how it impacts health. It will also explore what is a healthy built environment and some of the potential “co-benefits” of healthier built environments (http://hepac.ca/webinar/healthy-built-environments-making-the-healthy-choice-the-easy-choice/).