We all want our kids to be healthy, happy and active, but for many parents it’s a battle to get kids off screens and outside, as well as getting them to eat the right foods.
The free Go4Fun program can help.
Go4Fun is a healthy-lifestyle program for children aged 7-13, who are above a healthy weight.
Gavin Dart, the acting Health Promotion manager for Northern NSW Local Health District, said Go4Fun is a great opportunity for kids to make new friends, play fun and active games, and improve their overall health.
“Parents or carers are also involved and each week there are practical tips on how to prepare simple nutritious meals that kids will enjoy,” Mr Dart said.
“By the end of the 10-week program, children’s self-esteem is lifted, they are more physically active and keen to try new healthy foods.”
Go4Fun is funded by NSW Health and is offered free to eligible families. During the program children also receive a free lunchbox, water bottle, t-shirt and other incentives.
In Term 2, Go4Fun is being held at Banora Point. The sessions are on Wednesday afternoons from 4-6pm.
For more information, contact Go4Fun on Free Call 1800 780 900, or visit the website at www.go4fun.com.au.
Media contact: Lee Duncan, NNSWLHD Health Promotion, 0447 902 641.