Healthy Eating in Victoria County Physical Activity Settings Assistance Fund

Healthy Eating in Physical Activity Settings in Victoria County

Assistance Funds 2017-2018

Application Downloadable for Your Convenience:

GrantHERSSVictoriaCountyFundingAssistanceApplication20172018PDF

To assist Victoria County physical activity facilities, including community halls, schools, to offer residents healthier eating options, the Municipal Physical Activity Strategy (Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Est. 2011) in Partnership with NS Health Authority and Victoria County assists, supports and partners with Victoria County Volunteers, leaders, organizations, Facility Operators & Service Providers in our Communities to provide equipment replacement, healthy menus & purchases, programs & events, etc. that will assist in the preparation of healthy food and beverages and the implementation of the Victoria County Healthy Eating in Physical Activity Recreation Sports Settings Draft Policy Approved by Council July 2016 (Please see below).

herssvictoriacountydraftjuly202016

herssvictoriacountydraftjuly202016pdf

The Assistance Fund 2017-18 budgeted in the Physical Activity Department is available to physical activity, recreation and sports settings that serve or sell foods or beverages through a canteen, cafeteria, vending machines, hospitality rooms and potlucks, etc. Below is the Application for Funding Assistance ***DEADLINE Jan. 12, 2018*** and Tool Kits (Please see below) created in Partnership with the NS Health Authority to assist our groups in their application (s) & implementation of this very beneficial program for residents & seasonal residents.

hersssamplecanteenmenurecipebookletdec22016pdf

herssvctoolkitdocumentfinal2016pdf

Who Can Apply:

Settings include but are not limited to parks, physical activity settings, multi-purpose complexes, community centres and halls, publically funded and not-for-profit fitness centers, golf courses, tennis, arena, curling rinks, art centers, aquatic facilities, summer/march break camps, sports fields, hospitality rooms & trails.

Organizations Eligible for Assistance Funding:

-Workplace Wellness Programs

-Boards that manage facilities

-Organizations accessing facilities

-Public organizations Incorporated as not for profit society under the NS Joint stocks, societies act of NS Victoria County

-Foodbanks

-Schools

Items Eligible for Assistance Funding:

***(Please refer to Pages 14-25 in the HERSS Tool Kit above for more examples)

-Meal preparation equipment

-Convection & Conventional ovens

-Refrigerators

-Dishwashing

-Vending machines, healthy options

-Panini maker

-Smoothie machines

-Grills

-Toasters

-Greenhouses

-Programming

-Community Gardens

-Healthy Menus

-Local food production

-Water Re-fill Stations

Thanks Vince! Looks like a great initiative” – Georgia MacNeil, Ecology Action Centre (Dec. 12, 2016)

Thank you so much Vince! Your e-mail reminded me that we will need to start applying soon for many of the funding programs! I will certainly look into this one, as always, we greatly appreciate your support” – Sarah Penney (Dec. 12, 2016)

Health Eating in Physical Activity Settings Funding Assistance Successful Recipients 2016-2017

Organization Project Awarded
South Haven Community Hall Refrigerator $1170.45
Washabuck Community Centre Refrigerator $2000
St Ann’s Bay United Church Hall Refrigerator $1265
Smokey Recreational Society Refrigerator $1033.5
Victoria Highland Civic Centre Refrigerator $1000
North of Smokey Food Bank Refrigerator $2000
Cape North Farmers Market Co-op Ltd Cider / Juice Press $2000
TOTAL $10,468.95

The Cape North Farmers Market board is jumping for joy at the news about HERSS (Healthy Eating in physical activity settings assistance funding and policy) for the cider/juice press. Thank you so much. The possibilities are many and exciting. Going by the response to my facebook survey, the community will be pleased too. Two of our board members are food industry professionals. Both will be working at the farmers market this summer and they are especially looking forward to trying out this new piece of equipment” – Claudia Gallagher (March 7, 2017)

***Thank you to all of our Victoria County Organizations who Applied for the Healthy Eating in Physical Activity Recreation Sports Settings Assistance Funds for 2016-2017, It was Greatly Appreciated. $34,277.60 was received in Requests/Applications for $10,000 Budgeted under this program. Thank You for Your Continued Cooperation and Support of Naturally Active for Life Victoria County, in Partnership, it was greatly Appreciated. Pending Victoria County Physical Activity Department Budget Approval 2017-18, a November 17, 2017 Deadline is Anticipated. Look for further information as it becomes available. All the best to our successful organizations above in partnership, our inaugural recipients under this new Program / Policy

CLOSED – NEW Funding Assistance Grants 2016-2017 Available for Healthy Eating in Physical Activity Recreation Sports Settings in Victoria County

Application Downloadable for Your Convenience:

grantherssvictoriacountyfundingassistanceapplication20162017pdf

To assist Victoria County physical activity, recreation & sports facilities, including community halls, schools, to offer residents healthier eating options, the Municipal Physical Activity Strategy (Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Est. 2011) in Partnership with NS Health Authority and Victoria County supports Victoria County Volunteers, leaders, organizations, Facility Operators & Service Providers in our Communities to provide equipment replacement, healthy menus & purchases, programs & events, etc. that will assist in the preparation of healthy food and beverages and the implementation of the Victoria County Healthy Eating in Physical Activity Recreation Sports Settings Draft Policy Approved by Council July 2016 (Please see below).

herssvictoriacountydraftjuly202016

herssvictoriacountydraftjuly202016pdf

The Assistance Fund 2016-17 budgeted in the Physical Activity Department is available to physical activity, recreation and sports settings that serve or sell foods or beverages through a canteen, cafeteria, vending machines, hospitality rooms and potlucks, etc. Below is the Application for Funding Assistance ***DEADLINE Jan. 13, 2017*** and Tool Kits (Please see below) created in Partnership with the NS Health Authority to assist our groups in their application (s) & implementation of this very beneficial program for residents & seasonal residents.

hersssamplecanteenmenurecipebookletdec22016pdf

herssvctoolkitdocumentfinal2016pdf

Who Can Apply:

Settings include but are not limited to parks, physical activity, recreation & sports settings, multi-purpose complexes, community centres and halls, publically funded and not-for-profit fitness centers, golf courses, tennis, arena, curling rinks, art centers, aquatic facilities, summer/march break camps, sports fields, hospitality rooms & trails.

Organizations Eligible for Assistance Funding:

-Workplace Wellness Programs

-Boards that manage facilities

-Organizations accessing facilities

-Public organizations Incorporated as not for profit society under the NS Joint stocks, societies act of NS Victoria County

-Foodbanks

-Schools

Items Eligible for Assistance Funding:

***(Please refer to Pages 14-25 in the HERSS Tool Kit above for more examples)

-Meal preparation equipment

-Convection & Conventional ovens

-Refrigerators

-Dishwashing

-Vending machines, healthy options

-Panini maker

-Smoothie machines

-Grills

-Toasters

-Greenhouses

-Programming

-Community Gardens

-Healthy Menus

-Local food production

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Healthy Eating in Recreational Settings

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Throughout Nova Scotia, there are many examples of successful healthy eating frameworks in a variety of settings, including schools and child care. Recreation and sport settings already play a vital role in keeping Nova Scotians healthy by providing safe, public spaces for physical activity, recreation and sport. When nutritious food and beverages are available at these facilities it can have a strong impact on the health of the community.

The Healthy Eating in Recreation and Sport Settings (HERSS) initiative started as a group of people recognized that great work was happening across Nova Scotia, and that a concerted effort was needed to advance healthy eating in recreation and sport settings. To start, a provincial gathering was hosted. Recently the Department of Health and Wellness established a partnership with Capital District Health Authority to support the HERSS initiative, and a project coordinator has been hired.

For more information please contact:

Rikki-Lee Andrews
Project Coordinator
Healthy Eating in Recreation and Sport Settings (HERSS) Initiative
(902) 444-5113                                                                                                 rikki.andrews@cdha.nshealth.ca