A free after-school program to help children be more active and eat healthier will return at three locations across the Central Coast next school term.

Go4Fun will run for 10 weeks at Gosford Olympic Swimming Pool every Wednesday evening from 11 October, while a land-based program will take place at Ocean Beach Surf Life Saving Club in Umina Beach every Thursday evening from 12 October.

A culturally adapted version of the program run by Bungree Aboriginal Association and available for all families will take place at Lake Haven Recreation Centre every Tuesday evening from 10 October.

Go4Fun is a free healthy wellbeing program for children aged 7 to 13 to enjoy together with their families. Run by trained health and community professionals, the program is a fun way for children to build self-esteem and learn about eating well, staying active and living a healthy life.

Kids take part in group activities and games, receive rewards and prizes, while parents benefit from professional tailored advice to help make positive health changes for the whole family.

Families unable to attend the face-to-face programs can register for Go4Fun Online to view weekly online sessions and receive personalised phone support from a Go4Fun coach at times convenient for them.

Go4Fun is a NSW Health state-wide initiative offered on the Central Coast by the Local Health District’s Health Promotion Service. Health promotion officer Michele Munday said the program provides a positive environment for children and families.

“Go4Fun is a supportive and positive environment that improves children’s wellbeing,” Michele said.

“The activities and games help them be more active, reduce their screen time and learn to feel good with nutrition. It’s also a perfect opportunity for parents and carers to enjoy quality time with children.

“Over the course of the program we can really see children’s confidence grow as they get involved in the activities and make new friends.

“We’re delighted to be able to offer three programs across the Central Coast in term 4, including land and water-based programs, as well as our culturally adapted Aboriginal Go4Fun program.”

To register, or for more information, visit go4fun.com.au or free phone 1800 780 900.