An Active Family is a Healthy Family
Green Prescription (GRx) Active Families is a free programme that helps you and your children create a healthier lifestyle by becoming more active and learning about healthy eating.
Our team of Healthy Lifestyles Co-ordinators help your family to set goals and get involved in fun physical activities that you can enjoy together.
Healthy eating advice will be offered and in certain areas, you have the chance to meet and have fun with other children and families who are also part of the programme at weekly activity sessions.
We want to support children and their families who are ready for change to be healthier and to have fun together. Active children have more energy, feel stronger, fitter and more confident, sleep better, and are able to concentrate and participate more fully in school activities and grow into healthier adults.
Who is Active Families for?
We prioritise our support for whānau who:
- Are ready to make changes
- Are concerned about their child’s weight
- Want support with their whānau eating and physical activity habits
- Are Māori and Pasifika
How can my whānau get involved?
Referrals are generally made by GPs, practice nurses, paediatricians, at a B4 School Check or download the referral form. Contact Active Families today on (04) 380 2070 ext. 225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.