Free healthy lifestyle programs for children in Parramatta and Hills area
A recent landmark Australian survey of 15 000 people found that more than 80% of Australian children fail to get one hour of exercise each day, ranking them behind the UK and Finland as among the least active in the world. (Active Healthy Kids Australia (2014). Is Sport Enough? The 2014 Active Healthy Kids Australia Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Young People).
In Western Sydney we’re doing something proactive about the rising childhood obesity rates by offering Go4Fun - a free family lifestyle program that is helping children and their families lead a healthier life. Bookings are now open for Term 3 programs running from 14th July – 20th September and will be held throughout Western Sydney including Baulkham Hills, Kellyville, Granville and Merrylands.
Run over 10 weeks,Go4Fun is aimed at children 7 – 13 years who are above a healthy weight range. Children attend with a parent and enjoy fun and interactive games, healthy eating advice, a supermarket excursion and goal setting exercises.
Go4Fun Coordinator, Michelle Nolan says, “Over 700 families have participated in the program in Western Sydney, and the results have been very encouraging. We’re seeing significant improvements in children’s weight, waist measurement, activity levels, nutrition habits and self esteem”.
Importantly, families enjoy attending with comments such as , “Our family is more active and smiling”, Karina, 8 and “It’s fun”, says Chelsea, 12. Mother of 2, Rebecca from Seven Hills says, “We love Go4Fun because there is good practical information about healthy eating for kids they can use in their everyday life”.
Healthy habits formed early can stay with a person beyond childhood. Places for this popular program are limited, so register today for Term 3 programs. Call 1800 780 900 or visit www.go4fun.com.au