Government of New Brunswick


Healthy Foods in Recreation Facilities: It Just Makes Sense

Recreational facilities are often the cornerstone of many communities. They are home to some of the largest populations of youth outside the school setting. They are also important gathering places for parents and older adults. Recreational facilities already play a vital role in keeping New Brunswickers healthy by providing safe, public spaces for physical activity. When healthy food options are also available at these facilities, it can have a strong impact on the health of the community.

The goal of this kit is to provide awareness, education and resources to encourage a greater availability of healthy food choices in New Brunswick's recreational facilities. Recreational facilities may include arenas, swimming pools, youth centres, community centres, curling rinks, bowling alleys, skate parks and many other venues.

The kit contains:




This toolkit was created in partnership with the Healthy Eating Physical Activity Coalition of New Brunswick (HEPAC). This toolkit is also available at, along with other tools for promoting wellness within your community.