Healthy Eating in Recreation Settings Peer Learning Network

Welcome! The Healthy Eating in Recreation Settings Peer Learning Network (HERS PLN) is an online space for ChooseWell champions to network and connect to share their ideas, skills, resources and experiences on how to create or enhance healthy food environments in recreation settings.

What is “healthy eating in recreation settings (HERS)” and why is it important?

Rooted in the Framework for Recreation in Canada, HERS initiatives advocate for healthy food and drinks to be offered any place where communities play and recreate. This includes parks, arenas, multipurpose facilities, indoor and outdoor fields, stadiums and more. By supporting both healthy eating and physical activity, recreation settings can encourage the community to be active for life, create lifelong healthy eating practices, reinforce public health messaging and help improve overall health. Check out Module 1 of the HERS eCourse to learn more about the current state of food in recreation settings.

Why Should I Join?

As part of the HERS PLN you get special access to:

  • Virtual get-togethers 
  • Resources shared by network members and Communities ChooseWell staff 
  • Ongoing support and connection through an online discussion forum
  • Member profiles to facilitate direct collaboration, guidance and support among healthy living champions

Who Can Join?

Communities ChooseWell members who are interested in or currently working on practices, programs, policies, and/or partnerships to improve healthy eating in recreation settings.

How Can I Join?

Ready to become part of the movement? Join now!

COVID-19 statement: At Communities ChooseWell, we acknowledge that there have been challenges and changes that have impacted recreation operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are committed to supporting our champions through this time and believe this Peer Learning Network group can be a space for adaptive and reflexive content as we transition to a new normal within recreation settings.