Health professionals are trusted by families, and often the first to discuss the importance of a healthy diet and exercise, and raise the issue of overweight and obesity with parents.
We are able to help kids and their families take the advice you provide and turn it into healthy habits in an environment that’s fun, supportive and collaborative. Not only that, we can provide you with online assessment tools to identify eligible patients and free online training designed to help health professionals to manage raise the issues This website is designed to help health professionals manage children above a healthy weight, and their families.
Go4Fun results have been very positive including
Go4Fun Referral Process
- Check Eligibility
You can’t always tell if a child is above a healthy weight just by looking at them. Using height and weight measures to check BMI is the most reliable way. By routinely checking your patient's weight, you may be able to identify those who are eligible to participate and benefit from the Go4Fun program. Go4Fun offers an online BMI calculator to know if a child is eligible.
- Online Learning and Resources
The Healthy Kids for Professionals website is designed to help health professionals manage children who are above a healthy weight, and their families and provides resources to accurately assess a child’s weight status and identify children above a healthy weight, sensitively discuss the issue of weight status with their families, provide children and families with resources and practical support to make positive lifestyle changes and refer children and families in your area to specialist services and programs.
- Promote the Program
There are many ways you can help promote the Go4Fun program. You have access to Go4Fun brochures, posters and other promotional material to help spread the word on the Go4Fun program. You can also share information on local programs on your social media page or newsletter.
- Healthy Lifestyle Resources for Families
Creating healthy kids starts at birth - so mums, dads and carers play a major role. We have lots of information and tips to help families form healthy food and exercise habits and reduce screen time early in life, as well as recipes and where to find extra support in your community. Check out ways to get your whole family eating better and moving more.
- Become a Go4Fun Group Leader
Are you interested in running healthy lifestyle programs with families in Western Sydney? The Go4Fun program is a ten week healthy lifestyle program for children who are above a healthy weight and their families. Find out if you could be part of the team.
Contact the western Sydney Go4Fun team
For any additional questions, please contact the western Sydney Go4Fun team.