Healthy Eating in Recreation Settings Provincial Exchange

Who is HERE?

The Healthy Eating in Recreation Environments (HERE) provincial working group was formed in 2016 to support the movement towards healthier eating in recreation environments. The group aims to build capacity for this movement through communication, research and resource development.

With support from the Department of Social Development (Wellness Branch) and many partners, the HERE working group is taking key actions toward achieving its objectives. Following a 2017 provincial scan of food service providers and vending machines in recreation facilities, the group released a report on the state of Healthy Eating in Recreation Settings in New Brunswick.

What’s happening?

To build upon this momentum and address the findings of the provincial scan, the HERE working group is organizing Provincial Exchanges to support the creation of healthier food environments in recreation settings. These events will provide stakeholders with knowledge, practical resources and recommendations to support positive change. Attendees will be asked to complete a self-assessment in order to review the current state of affairs in their recreation setting prior to the exchange.

Who should attend?

These exchanges have been developed for community leaders; municipal recreation professionals; recreation facility and canteen management, staff and volunteers and community partners that would be interested in supporting these efforts.

When and where?

To ensure that recreation stakeholders and community leaders from across New Brunswick have an equal opportunity to engage in open dialogue and discussion, the working group will deliver two events—one in French and one in English.

  • The French Exchange will take place from 9am – 2:30pm on October 12th in Dieppe (Location TBA) in conjunction with the Congrès annuel CLNB.
  • The English Exchange will take place from 9am – 2:30pm on October 23th at the Grant Harvey Centre in Fredericton in conjunction with Recreation NB’s AGM.

How do I sign up?

Registration for these events is required. To register, please visit:

For more details about the HERE working group or these exchange, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the group co-chairs – Gillian Salmon at or Michelle DeCourcey at

We look forward to working together toward healthier eating in recreation environments!