At its best, sport can bring people together, no matter who they are, where they are from or how they play. This is why sport is widely considered to be a universal language – it attracts interest from virtually every demographic.
The unique power of sport holds huge potential for public health and health promotion as participation in sport is implicitly linked with health and wellbeing.
However, whilst sports teams, athletes and stadia can be used to help advocate for healthier lifestyles, these very same assets are often used to promote products and services that many consider to be harmful to health.
Healthy Stadia is advocating that sport should recognise its responsibility to the health and wellbeing of its fans, including children and young people, by creating a space where everyone can have a positive healthy experience playing or watching sport.
Take a look at our two campaign streams below which focus on: