The Statewide Pioneering Healthier Communities Network Coalition convened 21 stakeholder organizations from across North Carolina to agree upon a position statement that YOUTH_YMCA2011_16all organizations could endorse to make healthy food and drinks available at all youth sports functions – at practices and games, in concession stands and for fundraising. 

To add your organization’s name to the list of endorsers,contact us to get a MS Word version of the Position Statement posted below that you can edit to add your organization’s name and logo. Once your governing body has endorsed the statement, send us an email, and we will add your organization to the list of endorsers.

Youth Sports and Athletics Position Statement Final

This statement has been endorsed by the following organizations in North Carolina:

NC Center for Health and Wellness, UNC-Asheville

Bridge II Sports 

NC High School Athletic Association 

NC Alliance of YMCAs 

NC Recreation and Park Association 

Special Olympics North Carolina 

NC Coaches Association

NC Parent Teacher Association

NC Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance and Sports Medicine

NC Association for Athletic Education

The following resources will help any youth sports organization support access to healthy food affiliated with youth sports and athletics.

FROM ADVOCATES FOR HEALTH IN ACTION IN WAKE COUNTY, NC 

Sport Snack Game Plan

FROM ALLIANCE FOR A HEALTHIER GENERATION

FROM THE NC RECREATION AND PARKS ASSOCIATION

NC Recreation and Parks Association Healthy Concessions

FROM GOWAYNEGO! IN WAYNE COUNTY, NC

Youth Sports Water Promotion 

FROM YOUTH EMPOWERED SOLUTIONS (YES!)

Smart Snack Concessions Toolkit

FROM EAT SMART, MOVE MORE NORTH CAROLINA

School Fundraising Toolkit