Free healthy lifestyle program for families

The Echo
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The Go4Fun program is for all the family.

Go4Fun is a free 10-week after-school program for children aged 7-13 and their families,
which aims to support their health and wellbeing.

Families in NSW can access support to build healthy habits together, plus tips and assistance with getting active, healthy eating and wellbeing.

Parents and carers can now enrol their primary school aged children in the Term 2 programs in Tweed, Grafton and Coraki.

Get healthier together

Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) Acting Director of Integrated Care and
Allied Health Services, Kathryn Watson, said the program is for kids and their families who
want to get healthier together.

‘For many families, the focus is on just getting by on a day-to-day basis, and many don’t have the money to invest in healthy lifestyle programs,’ said Ms Watson.

‘We know many parents can be overwhelmed by the amount of healthy lifestyle information
available. Go4Fun helps by providing easy tips to make healthy changes and involves
parents, carers and children in activities to help put these into practice.

Free program

‘This free program allows families to have the chance to learn healthy habits, and have fun
together.’

The program includes games, activities, prizes and a supermarket tour. It also helps families and children to connect with others in their local area.

‘Families love that the program is free and that it helps their child’s wellbeing, including their sleep. It creates a space to connect and build relationships as a family,’ said Ms Watson.

‘For families who are not in the Tweed, Grafton or Coraki areas, the Go4Fun online program
is always an option.’

Parents and carers can sign up to the program directly, and health professionals and GPs
can also refer their patients.

Places are available for Term 2 in the following locations:

CORAKI
Aboriginal Go4Fun
Tuesdays 4pm-6pm, starting 30 April
Location: Coraki Youth Hall, 75 Bridge St, Coraki NSW 2471
To register for the Coraki program, call Coraki Campbell HealthOne on (02) 6683 9000

GRAFTON
Go4Fun
Tuesdays 4pm-6pm, starting 30 April
Location: PCYC, 300 Powell Street, Grafton NSW 2460

TWEED
Go4Fun
Wednesdays 4pm-6pm, starting 1 May
Location: Banora Point Community Centre, Cnr Leisure Dr, Woodlands Dr, Banora Point
NSW 2486

For more information and to register your child, call 1800 780 900, visit
www.go4fun.com.au.