OPAL Charles Sturt is excited to offer a partnership to implement the Sugar Free Sports program. Aussie kids are getting more than 40% of their calories from unhealthy food and drinks, and many sugary products also contain a cocktail of additives and colours that can impact on children’s behaviour, concentration and sleep long after the game. Furthermore, many sweet drinks contain so much sugar that they practically undo the health benefits of playing sport in the first place- just look at how long it takes the average 10 year old to run off the following drinks:
The Sugar free Sports program helps kids to get most from their game by combining physical activity with healthy foods and drinks. The program is simply about promoting water and fruit during game time. To date around 50 organisations across SA have committed to the program, and we are looking for more partners to come on board.
What we ask:
What OPAL can offer:
If you are interested in finding out more, please call OPAL Manager Camilla on 8401 1132 or click here to register your interest in the Sugar free Sports campaign.
OPAL is a program that encourages everyone in your community to work together to create all kinds of ways to eat well and be active. Your OPAL Council Team at Charles Sturt are here to support and encourage positive changes in your local neighbourhood.
Children and adults who are active and enjoy healthy eating are more likely to live a healthy life. A healthy lifestyle can offer more energy and confidence, better sleep and greater wellbeing. Eating healthy and being active in your community are also great ways to have fun with family and friends.
Your local OPAL Team based in Charles Sturt will work with you as well as a range of community groups – including schools, health services, Charles Sturt Council and private businesses – with a range of projects that support you and your family to:
Every 12 months a new fun and interactive OPAL theme will also be launched in your community - so keep a look out for opportunities to get involved!