While overweight is an issue in Australia, some children are not receiving the daily recommendation of vitamins, minerals and nutrients they need to grow up healthy.
Helping your child learn to enjoy a balanced diet and regular physical activity to live a healthy and active life is one of the most important things you can do to ensure they grow up to be healthy adults. It is never too early to start.
The Have Fun—Be Healthy Program focuses on fun, healthy eating and physical play sessions in playgroups for families with children under school age. Through the program a playgroup or community member is trained to become the Have Fun—Be Healthy facilitator to deliver:
· four play-based healthy eating sessions
· four play-based physical play sessions
· evaluation forms for parents to complete at the beginning and end of the program.
The sessions are designed for parents to enjoy doing the activities with their children and to spread the message of healthy eating and physical activity through play.
Upon completion of the program the resources remain with the playgroup so the families can continue having fun with the Have Fun—Be Healthy activities.