Over the past six years, Under 5 Energize has worked alongside 121 Early Childhood centres and we are delighted that forty percent of the original centres who started with Under 5 Energize six years ago have implemented policy and practice changes, and have been identified as now being ready for maintenance phase. These centres are ‘walking the talk’, with positive changes to both their physical activity environment and healthy eating messages.

Due to these centres now being on maintenance, we are able to invite new centres to become a part of the Under 5 Energize whaanau, increasing the Under 5 Energize centres to 136. As at 2019, the reach through centres and into homes is in excess of 5500 tamariki and 4750 whaanau.

Through a variety of methods and the provision of specialist skills, the Under 5 Energize team supports and educates Early Childhood Educators in four districts, to enable behavioural changes that positively influence young children’s overall health and wellness.

These methods include promotion, education and facilitation of workshops and learning displays. Essentially, we lead and enable parents and educators to increase physical activity and improve nutrition for children under five years of age as they begin their physical literacy pathway.

Under 5 Energize helps improve nutrition and physical activity for under fives

More News Articles

~/getmedia/98bcf4e3-6ed9-417b-97b5-bb826d46a352/tim-waitomo.jpg.aspx?width=1000&height=667&ext=.jpg
This is ME® supporting Women and Girls to Move More in Waitomo

This is ME® supporting Women and Girls to Move More in Waitomo

03/12/2019

The This is ME® Secondary Schools Programme has continued at Te Kuiti High School in 2019...

Click to read more

~/getmedia/d0138527-ff7b-4802-af62-0623d1cb8335/u5e.jpg.aspx?width=650&height=487&ext=.jpg
Under 5 Energize helps improve nutrition and physical activity for under fives

Under 5 Energize helps improve nutrition and physical activity for under fives

02/12/2019

Over the past six years, Under 5 Energize has worked alongside 121 Early Childhood centres...

Click to read more

~/getmedia/a68651fb-7da4-4714-a42c-c1877c564611/IMG_7468.jpg.aspx?width=6000&height=4000&ext=.jpg
This is ME® Secondary Schools Programme Expansion

This is ME® Secondary Schools Programme Expansion

02/12/2019

Sport Waikato are excited to announce the expansion of the This is ME® Secondary Schools programme, which will be supported by Sport New Zealand’s Young Women’s Activation Fund.

Click to read more

~/getmedia/713007b8-7f85-4b6f-a59a-b2bf8c136413/CK_Clyde.jpg.aspx?width=4128&height=3096&ext=.jpg
Kia Orana - Under 5 Energize in South Waikato

Kia Orana - Under 5 Energize in South Waikato

01/12/2019

Te ‘Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki Āirani was celebrated at Central Kids Kindergarten Clyde Street, Tokoroa through movement, language and fun!

Click to read more

Working...