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Email: [email protected]  | Phone: (02) 9388 5299 | PDF icon​ Go4Fun Term​ Flyer

 

​What is G​​o4Fun?

Go4Fun is a free NSW Health program for children aged 7-13 years who are above a healthy weight and their families. The program aims to help families learn about eating well and staying active. It's a fun way to make long-lasting healthy lifestyle changes.

How it works:

  • Sessions run once a week for 10 weeks during the school term
  • Facilitated by qualified health professionals
  • Each session includes group learning and game-based activities
  • It's a family focused program, so a parent or carer must come to every session

No there is no cost to be involved. The program is free to NSW children and their families.

There are two versions of the program available in our area:

  1. Standard Go4Fun
  2. Go4Fun Online

For more information visit:  ​www.Go4Fun.com.au External Link

 

Who is the pro​​​gram for?

The program is suitable for children who:

  • Are aged 7-13 years
  • Are above a healthy weight
  • Live in NSW
  • Can be accompanied by a parent or carer to each session

To check your child's eligibility visit Go4Fun and use the Children's Weight Status Calculator.External Link

How do I register?

To register visit www.go4fun.com.au/registerExternal Linkor call 1800 780 900.​​

  • Find a Program
    Find a Program

    Local programs are available in Hornsby Ku-ring-gai, Ryde and Northern Beaches.


    However, the time and location of programs may change each term.


    Term 4, 2022 programs:

    • Chatswood, Wednesdays, 4-6pm, starting 12 October
    • Hornsby, Thursdays, 4-6pm, starting 13 October

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    Find a ProgramExternal Link


    Express your interest for other future programs at www.go4fun.com.au/registerExternal Link

  • Our Go4Fun families
    Our Go4Fun families

    I used to just go straight home after school to watch TV but I made my fitness goal to play basketball after school. I have now made friends with some other kids that shoot hoops at my local park. We now meet there afterschool. It’s so fun! I will keep doing it after Go4Fun.” – Go4Fun child

    “I’m very happy with the program and personally got so much out of the parent discussions; in particular serving sizes and learning how to read labels. We now know what foods are sometimes foods and how to make healthier swaps.” – Go4Fun parent

    For more stories from Go4Fun families visit: Go4Fun - Testimonials

Information for Health Professionals and those wishing to become a Go4Fun Leader​​:​

 For Health Professionals

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Evidence shows that Go4Fun works

​Evaluation of Go4Fun found that participants achieved significant improvements, including:​

  • 1.6cm reduction in waist circumference
  • 0.6 reduction in Body Mass Index (BMI) units
  • Increases in physical activity and reductions in sedentary behaviour
  • Increases in self-esteem
  • Significant improvements in fruit and vegetable consumption
  • Reduced sweet drink consumption​ 

For more information: Chevron Go4Fun Evidence and Evaluation Summary Report External Link

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How to refer to Go4Fun

​There are many ways to refer families to Go4Fun:

 

 

Practice software:

  • MedicalDirector (look for 'Referral form – Go4Fun' in the supplied section)
  • Best Practice (search 'Go4Fun referral form')
  • Communicare
  • Titanium – NSW Health Oral Health​​

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Resources and professional learning

To order Go4Fun resources complete the health professional resource order form PDF icon.

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 Become a Leader

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Our Go4Fun leaders

We are looking for experienced, enthusiastic and passionate program leaders to join our Go4Fun team in Northern Sydney. Each Go4Fun program is facilitated by two leaders: a Theory Leader and an Exercise Leader. Our leaders work together to help teach families about healthy eating and physical activity while creating a fun and supportive environment.​
 

Qualifications required

  • Theory Leader: Qualifications in nutrition, dietetics or equivalent
  • Exercise Leader: Qualifications in exercise science, exercise physiology, personal training or equivalent
  • Experience working with children aged 7-13 years
  • Experience facilitating group education
  • Working With Children Check (WWCC)
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurances 

Express your interest in becoming a Go4Fun leader

If you'd like to become a Go4Fun leader in Northern Sydney, we would love to hear from you.  Email us your expression of interest and attach your CV to: [email protected] or call us on (02) 9388 5299. ​​​