Go4Fun, a program that helps children be more active and eat healthier, is now available online for Central Coast families.
Due to COVID-19, the Go4Fun face-to-face program was suspended.
However, Central Coast Local Health District said that its online iteration is up and running and is now urging families to sign up before the next program starts in October.
The free healthy lifestyle program is open to 7 to 13-year-old children and their families, with Go4Fun Online programs running for 10 weeks every school term.
Via the program, parents and children view weekly online sessions where they learn tips and tricks for healthy eating and keeping fit, and will also receive weekly personalised phone support from a Go4Fun coach at a time convenient for them, as well as email and text message support to keep them on track.
Program resources, created by expert health professionals, are also mailed to families throughout the program, along with freebies for children to encourage active play.
Hollie Prince, Health Promotion Officer at the Central Coast Health Promotion Service, said families across the Coast have benefitted from the face-to-face Go4Fun programs for a number of years, with the online version a Covid safe continuation of that offering.
“Unfortunately, we’ve had to put these on hold due to COVID-19, but we want families to know they can still enjoy our Go4Fun Online programs from the comfort of their own home.
“Go4Fun Online is fun, free, and there are some great rewards and prizes for participating kids and families.
“You can also join an online community where you can chat to other families in the program, so it’s a great opportunity to share experiences with like minded people,” Prince said.
The next program begins on October 12.