Weight and health help

Southern Gazette (Victoria Park) - - News -

A FREE pro­gram to help chil­dren and their fam­i­lies man­age their weight is com­ing to sev­eral lo­ca­tions across Perth.

The Bet­ter Health Pro­gram is a free healthy life­style pro­gram for seven to 13-year-olds who are above a healthy weight.

The Health De­part­ment-funded pro­gram will be de­liv­ered from Term 4 at seven leisure cen­tre fa­cil­i­ties, in­clud­ing in Swan, Can­ning, Joon­dalup, Cock­burn, Rock­ing­ham, Stir­ling and Vic­to­ria Park.

Par­tic­i­pants will do two-hour ses­sions once a week for 10 weeks, re­ceiv­ing sup­port for eat­ing and ex­er­cise habits.

“The pro­gram is a fun, friendly and fam­ily-fo­cused,” WA project man­ager Chris Vavakis said.

“It en­cour­ages chil­dren to give new things a go and shows par­ents how they can be sup­port­ive and in­volve the whole fam­ily in mak­ing health­ier choices and fol­low­ing an ac­tive life­style.

“Chil­dren can be­come health­ier and fit­ter while their self-es­teem and con­fi­dence in­crease.”

To reg­is­ter, call 1300 822 953 or visit www.bet­ter­health­pro­gram.org .

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