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Go4Fun – Free NSW Health Overweight & Obesity Treatment Program for Children Above a Healthy Weight

Go4Fun – Free NSW Health Overweight & Obesity Treatment Program for Children Above a Healthy Weight

Go4Fun is an evidence-based children’s overweight and obesity treatment program provided by NSW Health, which shows clinically significant health benefits and improved self-esteem in children above a healthy weight. The 10 week program involving both children aged 7-13 years and their parents, focuses on developing healthy eating habits, building self-confidence and getting children more active. Sessions run after school and include informative games, fun and active exercise activities, tips on healthy food and portion sizes, label reading, a supermarket tour and more. Since 2011, over 650 Go4Fun programs have been delivered throughout NSW engaging more than 6250 families. Enrolments are now open for the Term 1 2016 Go4Fun programs, which will commence in early February.

On average, children who participate in Go4Fun achieve positive outcomes including:

  • A 0.6kg/m² BMI reduction
  • 1.5cm reduction in waist circumference
  • An increase of 3.6 hours per week spent being physically active
  • A decrease of 2.8 hours per week in sedentary activity
  • Increased fitness and self-esteem
  • An improved diet including increased fruit & vegetable intake

Families can be referred by making a free call to 1800 780 900, visiting www.go4fun.com.au, or contacting the Go4Fun Coordinator on 9976 9532.

The details for the Term 1 2016 Go4Fun Programs are:

Northern Beaches Go4Fun
Venue: Pittwater Sports Centre
Address: 1525 Pittwater Rd, North Narrabeen
Days: Tuesdays
Time: 4.30pm – 6.30pm
Commences: Tuesday 2nd February

Ryde Go4Fun
Venue: Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Address: 504 Victoria Rd, Ryde
Days: Wednesdays
Time: 4.15pm – 6.15pm
Commences: Wednesday 3rd February

TO LOOK AT TERM 1 PROGRAMS CLICK HERE

TO LOOK AT PROGRAM SUMMARY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS CLICK HERE

FOR GO4FUN REFERRAL SHEET CLICK HERE

FOR BMI CUT-OFFS CLICK HERE

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