Chelsea Collard enjoys a swim as part of her lifestyle.
Chelsea Collard enjoys a swim as part of her lifestyle. Contributed

Program for improving kids' health

BEING part of an active family doesn’t guarantee good health, as Korora student Chelsea Collard discovered.

“We are generally a sporty and healthy living family and Chelsea has struggled with her weight as a result of high doses of cortisone when she was ill with her asthma,” Chelsea’s mother Michelle Collard said.

But thanks to a free healthy lifestyle program, Chelsea is well on the way to gaining the skills, knowledge and confidence to improve her eating habits and levels of physical activity and raise her self esteem.

Designed to improve the health, fitness and confidence of children who are above their ideal weight, Go4Fun is a free program, funded by the NSW Department of Health.

“My daughter Chelsea is eight, going on nine and has been on the Coffs Harbour program.

"We are so very grateful for what it has done for her,” Ms Collard said.

The program involves two weekly sessions over 10 weeks.

Term Three Go4Fun programs begin today, with places open at Narranga Public School in Coffs Harbour and the Bayldon Community Centre in Toormina, until August 4.

For more information or to register, contact Coffs Harbour Women’s Health Centre on 6652 8111 or email Nkerr@chwhc.com.au.



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