What’s involved

A free and fun healthy lifestyle program!

Go4Fun® is a healthy lifestyle program for NSW children aged 7-13 years who are above a healthy weight, and their families. It helps children to improve their eating habits, fitness and confidence.

Go4Fun® is run by qualified health and community professionals (like dietitians and exercise physiologists) and is completely FREE!

Sessions are once a week for 10 weeks, during school terms. Each session is two hours long, often running after school and sometimes on weekends. In the first hour, parents and children get expert advice on healthier eating habits for the whole family. In the second hour, children play fun, game-based activities while the adults have a parent-only discussion on behaviour change.

More than 13,000 families have participated in the Go4Fun program since it started in 2011. Eight years later, Go4Fun® has expanded into three versions: standard Go4Fun®, Aboriginal Go4Fun® and Go4Fun® Online.

As Go4Fun® is a family-focussed program, a parent or carer is required to attend every session. Not a parent? That’s ok! We have lots of grandparents, aunts, uncles and adult siblings who attend the program as carers.

At the start of the program, your child will be given their Go4Fun® welcome pack, including a Go4Fun® shirt to officially welcome them to our family! At the end of the program, your group will have a graduation ceremony to celebrate all you have learnt and achieved. You will also get a report showing all the great changes that your child has made to their health.

What’s involved

Nutritional information:

  • 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

Personal improvement:

  • Physical activity
  • Self-esteem

Light, fun games:

  • Being active
  • Movement skills