Active Families

Health, Fitness and Nutrition for the whole Family
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Fila Fuamatu

Fila Fuamatu

Healthy Lifestyle Advisor - West


Phone: (09) 415 4648

Mobile:  027 605 9328

David Catherwood

David Catherwood

Healthy Lifestyle Advisor - North


Phone: (09) 415 4656

Mobile: 022 658 3305

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Supporting Families with Children from 5 to 12 years 

 What is Active Families?


Active Families assists families of overweight and obese children to become more active, gain nutrition knowledge and become involved in regular activity (sport). Families receive support through weekly activity sessions that build skills for sport and increase confidence levels around being active. Specific nutrition knowledge is delivered in a fun and entertaining way. The family also receives in-home visits to get support on nutrition knowledge, activity time, screen time and BMI for the child / family.

Health Professionals: Active Families Referral Form
Self-Referral: Active Families Self Referral Form

Active Families aims to improve family’s attitudes toward physical activity through fun physical activity experiences as well as introducing them to healthy food options and teach them to make healthy food choices.


Healthy Kids
  • Aged 5 – 12 years
  • Geographical boundaries: West Auckland, North Shore, Rodney and Hibiscus Coast 
  • Available to attend activity sessions:
    • Wednesdays, 5pm at Northcote Baptist Church, Hillcrest (North)
    • Tuesdays, 5pm at West Wave Recreation Centre, Henderson (West)
  • Currently inactive (less than 5 hours per week)
  • Have a stable medical/ mental condition that could benefit from regular physical activity.
  • Family is ready to make changes to their lifestyle and consents to being referred

Referrals can be by self-referral (please contact Active Families staff directly), your general practice team (doctor or practice nurse), or any other health professional.

Programme Details

Active Families activity sessions are based at Northcote Baptist Church,67 Eban Avenue, Hillcrest

West Auckland programme starting October 2017 with an emphasis on supporting Maori and Pasifika families.


Try this nutrition website and these downloads for families:

Alternately health professionals such as GP’s, Pediatricians or Practice Nurses can refer you, just ask your doctor for more information.

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