Active Families

Active Families is a FREE healthy lifestyle programme offering support for children and their families.

We support families who would like guidance to help their family make sustainable lifestyle changes. This includes families who:

  • have children aged between 4 and 18 years of age
  • have overweight children and/or
  • have children with poor eating habits and/or
  • are physically inactive and/or
  • have a health condition that would benefit from increased activity.

(Note: in circumstances of high demand priority given to children aged between 4 and 12 years)

What Can Active Families Offer?

We work closely with families to set personalised goals. We can also offer a range of fun activities for your family to engage with along your journey including:

Face to face support - dependent on location

Telephone based support

Group physical activity sessions (for families with children aged 4-12 years) - dependent on location

Practical cooking and healthy eating sessions (for families with children aged 4-12 years) - dependent on location

Personalised advice and helpful ideas/resources.

Does this sound like your family? If you would like more information please feel free to get in contact or to sign your family up click the 'Sign up my family to Active Families Southland' button on the right..

Contact Us

Simply contact Active Southland.

P: 0800 ACTIVE (0800 228 483)  or 03 211 225333


Once you've registered for the programme you will learn tips and ideas on family-friendly physical activities and sports, as well as low-cost, nutritious meal ideas! We also welcome interest from families with more than one child fitting the criteria. 

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