Sport Waikato helps families make healthy changes
A new, free programme aimed at four to six year olds, with the whole wha¯nau making healthy changes, launches in Hamilton on Saturday.
The six-month programme Wha¯ nau Kori, Tamariki Ora — Active Families, Healthy Kids — developed by Sport Waikato, Wha¯ nau Kori and Tamariki Ora — is flexible and individualised for each wha¯nau, and includes healthy food ideas and tips, fun and easy ways to get moving and active, alternatives to screen time and building good sleep habits.
“Our goal is to reach out to wha¯nau and instil healthy foundations for our rangatira (future leaders),” said Active Families Lead Coordinator Mandy Mccabe.
“We have an obesity epidemic in Aotearoa and we need to help families in a way that best suits them to improve beliefs and behaviours around exercise and food. I’m not here to tell people what to do, I’m here to listen, support and educate with simple, back to basics ideas,” she said.
Wha¯ nau Kori, Tamariki Ora — Active Families, Healthy Kids will be launching on Saturday from 10am to 12pm at the picnic area by the cafe at Lake Rotoroa.
The free event will include active games for kids, bubble fun, colouring in give-away bags, as well as free fruit and water.
Go along and have some family fun and meet Mandy and the rest of the team Anthonni and Nikki.
■ For more details see www.sportwaikato.org.nz/ programmes/whaanau-kori.aspx