Families on the Central Coast are being advised that a program aimed at helping children get active and eat healthier, suspended in its face-to-face format, is available online.
Due to COVID-19, the Go4Fun face-to-face program was suspended, however Central Coast Local Health District says its online iteration is still running, and is urging families to sign up before the next program starts on Monday 12 October, 2020.
Go4Fun is a free healthy lifestyle program for 7–13 year-old children and their families.
Go4Fun Online programs run every school term for 10 weeks. Parents and children view weekly online sessions where they learn tips and tricks for healthy eating and keeping fit. Families 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.
Go4Fun is an NSW Health state-wide initiative offered on the Central Coast by the Local Health District’s Health Promotion Service.
Hollie Prince, health promotion officer at the Central Coast Health Promotion Service, said: “Families across the Central Coast have benefitted from our face-to-face Go4Fun programs for a number of years now. 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.
“The next program begins on 12 October, so there’s still time to sign up and avoid missing out.”
To register, or for more information, visit www.go4funonline.com.au or free phone 1800 780 900.