Healthy menu items kick off

Albany Advertiser

Old-fashioned sports club staples such as meat pies and chips are being replaced with healthy alternatives across Albany’s junior soccer ranks.

In a bid to improve nutrition and cater to its members, Port Albany Football Club has revised its canteen menu to offer healthier items.

The club recently took part in Canteen Kickoff, hosted by Albany Junior Soccer Association and Healthy Albany, which sparked the menu shift.

A survey of the association found 99 per cent of respondents strongly agree healthy food and drink should be available at sporting club canteens. Club president Craig Williams said other clubs, such as Polonia and Mt Lockyer, had already introduced healthy options.

“We understand it is important for our kids to get the right fuel for the hard work they do on the field and we are keen to make a few easy changes so we can provide the type of food and drinks that our members want,” he said.

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Healthy Albany project officer Megan Press said the organisation was supporting the AJSA to become the first local organisation to improve the quality of its canteen menus.

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