Mending it with the MEND Program

Ready to mend fitness levels - Generalist Counsellor Rebecca Watt, Dietician Lisa Elias and Aboriginal Health Worker Lesley Bell. DG By Dominic Geiger

Condobolin children who are above the healthy weight range are being encouraged to join the Go4Fun healthy diet program at the Condobolin Community Health Centre.

A NSW Health initiative, Go4Fun is a series of free fitness and dietary classes for children aged seven to thirteen years old.

Running from July 18 until September 21, the classes will be held every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.

Dietician at Condobolin Community Health Centre, Lisa Elias, said the aim of the program was to teach children healthy lifestyle behaviour before they developed chronic disease later in life.

“If you can tackle [weight problems] while kids are young you can help prevent lifelong illness,” she said.

“The children don’t need to bring anything.

“Parents are also required to attend every session.

“Classes will be split up with the first hour dedicated to activities and games while the second hour is devoted to teaching kids about healthy eating and how to change lifestyle habits for the better.”

Families interested in participating should contact Lisa Elias at Condobolin Community health on (02) 6890 1500.

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