Active Families

Health, Fitness and Nutrition for the whole Family
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Eric Golding

Eric Golding

Active Families Manager - West

Email: ericg@harboursport.co.nz

Phone: (09) 415 4617

Mobile: 027 700 4017

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Supporting Families with Children from 5 to 12 years 

What is Active Families?

Active Families assists whanau that want to make healthier lifestyle changes, improvements or are currently sedentary 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, 4.45pm- 5.45pm at Northcote Baptist Church, Hillcrest (North)
    • Tuesdays, 4.30pm- 5.30pm 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 has 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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