Reducing Sugary Drinks Availability in Sport and Recreation Centres

A webinar brought to you by Rethink Sugary Drink in Collaboration with VicHealth and The Healthy Eating Advisory Service and Cancer Council Victoria.

Nutrition Australia VicHealth


Sport, physical activity and nutrition go hand-in-hand so sports clubs and recreation centres play a vital role in helping people lead healthy and active lives.

Selling sugary drinks in a sporting environment undermines the healthy choices Australians are making. It is more important than ever to make sports clubs and recreation centres part of the solution.

In this webinar our knowledgeable presenters discuss ways sport and recreational environments can implement or maintain changes they have made to reduce sugary drink availability.

The presentation celebrates the success of thriving organisations and offers practical tips and strategies for sport and recreational groups looking to reduce the availability of sugary drinks.


  Alice Bastable
Rethink Sugary Drink Spokesperson, Cancer Council Victoria
Alice is an experienced dietitian who is passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of others. She has over ten years experience as a dietitian across clinical, community and private practice settings. Alice is currently the Campaign Manager of LiveLighter and Healthy Lifestyles programs run through Cancer Council Victoria.
  Kate Wilkinson
Healthy Eating Advisory Service
Kate is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with almost 10 years of experience in community dietetics and public health nutrition. Kate’s current role is coordinator for sport and recreation for the Healthy Eating Advisory Service, which is funded by the Victorian Government and delivered through Nutrition Australia Victorian Division. In this role she supports sport and recreation centres across Victoria to develop healthy eating policies and implement government nutrition guidelines, including offering healthier food and drink options through their retail outlets, vending machines and catering services.
  Tara Heneghan
VicHealth Senior Project Officer, Healthy Eating
Tara is a public health nutritionist with experience in local and state government delivering healthy eating initiatives. Tara leads the VicHealth Water in Sports Initiative involving partnerships with local councils and sports stadia to increase access, promotion and supply of water instead of sugar sweetened beverages in sports and recreation settings.