Culturally adapted version for Aboriginal families
Aboriginal Go4Fun was developed in partnership with Aboriginal communities and is delivered by local Aboriginal organisations together with NSW Health. The program encourages the whole community to join in.
Aboriginal Go4Fun includes:
- Aboriginal support staff
- Traditional Indigenous games
- Tailored resources
The same Go4Fun program, adapted for you
Aboriginal Go4Fun takes place after school once a week for ten weeks, during school terms. It’s also run by qualified health and community professionals, but our team includes members of your local Aboriginal organisations.
You receive the same great healthy lifestyle information as the standard Go4Fun program, all delivered in a culturally tailored way for Aboriginal families and communities. Please take a look at the information in the ‘What’s involved’ or ‘Why join’ links for more details on Go4Fun.
It’s important that a parent or carer comes to every session, so your family can make the most of the program. If parents or carers can’t attend, grandparents, aunties, uncles and adult siblings are also welcome.
Register here for Aboriginal Go4Fun today.
The Ministry of Health wishes to advise that this video may contain names and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now deceased.
It may also contain links to sites that may use images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Nathan Cooke, Go4Fun Program Leader: Go4Fun is an active lifestyle program where we teach kids about nutrition and exercise, and once a week they get a chance to play and enjoy so many different games and activities that they may not normally get during the week.
Shannai Ralph, Aboriginal Go4Fun Leader: I know some of the families that are in the program they always tell me how much they enjoy the program, and how much their kids enjoy the program, and how much their kids wish they can just re-enrol every year.
Jodi Baum, Go4Fun Program Leader: The resources that are available for families that they get to keep, so they get a really neat book that explains sessions and the key points.
Can be a lot that we cover in a session but they can go home and have a read and come back with any questions.
Rita Buck, Grandparent: Even I’ve learnt!
There’s some things that I didn’t think sugar was in it and I’m thinking oh wow, we were learning as well, so it was good.
Nathan: Probably the thing that I would say most to families wanting to join Go4Fun is just turn up and have a go.
Don’t worry about judgment, don’t worry about you know not knowing anybody and not sure about the program.
Turn up we’ve always got smiling faces. It’s a great chance to make new friends and just learn some things that you may not already know
- Food serving sizes
- Label reading
- Menu planning and recipes
- Guidelines for eating out and parties
Support and advice:
- Talking about weight
- Goals and rewards
- Role modelling
- Problem solving
- Physical activity
Light, fun games:
- Being active
- Movement skills
For out more information about what's involved in the program