A free healthy lifestyle program for children to become healthier.

Bookings

Phone: 1800 780 900
Online: www.go4fun.com.au

Coordinator: Elle Brown    Phone: (02) 9462 9571
Email:NSLHD-Go4Fun@health.nsw.gov.au


Go4Fun® is a free healthy lifestyle program supporting children to become fitter, healthier and happier.

The program is fun and interactive and supports 7-13 year old children and their families to adopt a long-lasting and healthy approach to living.

The program is currently being run in NSW including across Northern Sydney Local Health District.

 

Course Details: Term 3, 2018

Term 3, 2018 Flyer    

Hornsby ​4.30pm - 6.30pm  
Tuesdays
Starts: 
24 July 2018
​Hornsby PCYC, Performing Arts Centre,
22 Waitara Ave, Waitara                
Ryde ​5.00pm - 7.00pm
Thursdays
Starts:             
26 July 2018​
​Ryde Aquatic Centre
504 Victoria Rd, Ryde

About the Healthy Kidsprogram

Go4Fun is a healthy lifestyle program to improve health, fitness and self-esteem in children above their ideal weight.

The program involves:

  • weekly games and activities for children.
  • fun, interactive discussions to teach you easy and effective ways to improve children’s nutrition, physical activity and self-esteem.
  • practical demonstrations, games and tips about healthy foods, label reading and portion sizes.

Use the www.go4fun.com.au body mass index (BMI) calculator to find out if your child is at a healthy weight range.

 

How it works

  • There are 10 sessions, run once per week over one school term.
  • Sessions run after school, which are facilitated by qualified dietitians, nutritionists, exercise physiologists, physiotherapists, fitness leaders, community nurses and health promotion staff.
  • Each session includes theory for the parents and children together, physical activity for the children and a facilitated discussion for parents (while the children exercise).

The following elements are essential to Go4Fun:

  • family involvement
  • practical education in nutrition and diet
  • increasing physical activity
  • behaviour change.

 

Background

Go4Fun is based on the MEND (Mind Exercise Nutrition Do it) program from the United Kingdom, which has been running for nine years.

Results have included:

  • a reduction in waist circumference and BMI (Body Mass Index)
  • an increase in fitness and self esteem
  • an improvement in the number of hours spent
  • physically active and in sedentary activity.

 

Bookings

To book in for the next free Go4Fun program you can either:

  • phone 1800 780 900
  • register online at www.go4fun.com.au
  • contact the Go4Fun Coordinator on 9462 9571.

 

More information:

Contact the Go4Fun Coordinator or visit:
www.go4fun.com.au

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