Active Families

Health, Fitness and Nutrition for the whole Family
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Jason Edmonds

Jason Edmonds

Healthy Lifestyle Advisor - North

Email: supportadvisor@harboursport.co.nz

Phone: (09) 415 4651

Mobile: 021 422 053

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2 days ago

Harbour Sport

Get active with the Hibiscus Coast Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon!
Open to Kiwi kids aged 7-15 years the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon is a fun and rewarding day out for everyone. Kids of all sporting abilities swim, cycle, and run their way around age appropriate courses, either as an individual or as part of a team of two.

To enter your TRYathlete or for more information go to buff.ly/2QWUUDk. There are limited spaces at events and many of them sell out early so get in quick!

Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon New Zealand
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4 days ago

Harbour Sport

Start the new year right and improve your health inside and out with our partner Lifestream.

Lifestream will be present on the day at the Northcote Chinese and Korean New Year and will be giving away some awesome prizes.

Check out their website to see their products and where you can find them www.lifestream.co.nz/
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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.

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.

Criteria

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.

Nutrition

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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