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Green Prescription Active Families (6-17 years) and Pre-school Active Families (2-5 years) are free programmes to improve the health and wellbeing of your whānau through physical activity and nutrition support.

Active children with a well-balanced diet have more energy, are more confident, sleep better, can concentrate and participate more fully in school activities, and grow into healthier adults.

How we support

Once referred, Active Families and Pre-school Active Families offers whānau the opportunity to join weekly cooking and activity sessions as well as one-to-one home-based support. At our weekly sessions, families can meet and have fun with other children and families while trying new yummy, healthy recipes and fun physical activities the whole family will enjoy.

For families with children who are looking for a healthy lifestyle change, we can support you on your journey.

Watch this video to see what some of our families have to say about the Pre-school Active Families programme:

Who is Active Families and Pre-school Acive Families for?

We offer up to 12 months of support for whānau who:

  • Have children aged between two and 17 years old
  • Are ready to make healthy lifestyle changes
  • Are wanting to support their child grow into a healthy weight
  • Want support with their whānau’s eating and physical activity habits
  • Identify as Māori or Pasifika

How can my whānau get involved?

Apply on our website

Alternatively, ask your GP, practice nurse or B4 School Check nurse about us.

How can I refer my client?

Sport Wellington accepts referrals across the Capital & Coast, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa DHB regions.

Complete the Healthcare Referrals online application

For medical centres

Sport Wellington is no longer accepting faxed referrals from medical centres with access to HealthLink eReferrals. For instructions on how to send an eReferral directly from your Patient Management System, please view the eReferral instructions (MedTech).

For secondary care and other providers

Alternatively, or if you are referring from outside a medical practice, please email:

For more information on Active Families or other healthy lifestyle opportunities, please call 0800 ACTIVE or email