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Active Families

As of the 18th of December 2020, the Green Prescription programme and Active & Well brand (including Active Families) will no longer be delivered by Sport Waikato. 
We will still be accepting referrals until Friday the 27th of November, 2020. Clients will receive a shorter service but we will still be able to either meet clients kanohi ke ti kanohi (face to face) or over the phone until November.
If you have any questions or queries regarding these changes please don’t hesitate to contact Active & Well Manager, Watene Hema

Active Families is a programme for children aged 5-12 years. 

Children are referred to this programme by a health professional who feels that the child’s health would benefit from increased physical activity in the family setting. When we receive the referral, Active & Well staff will work with the family in creating goals to increase physical activity, and make healthy food choices. 

Active & Well staff will meet with the family once a month for up to a year, and will support them to keep up the lifestyle changes made to live happy and healthy lives.

Active Families also works alongside the more intensive Bodywise programme which is funded by the Waikato District Health Board. If you would like more information regarding either programme, or are at all concerned about your child’s activity levels, email or phone Mandy at Sport Waikato 07 858 5388