A programme to support families develop healthy food and physical activity behaviours together in a fun, encouraging setting.
The Family Food and Fitness programme delivered by Government of Jersey and Move More Jersey works to support families to make and sustain positive changes to their daily food and physical activity habits to help children to grow into a healthier weight and more active behaviour patterns.
In the sessions, participants will learn how to make nutritionally balanced meals, take part in cooking, learn how to make healthy lunches and snacks, read nutrition labels and understand the importance of portion sizes.
Alongside this families will be led in fun physical activities, challenges and games and be supported by our Move More Jersey Coaches to develop a more active lifestyle.
WHO IS THE PROGRAMME FOR?
The programme is available to families with primary school-aged children who are in Key Stage 2, who are above a healthy weight. The whole family is welcome to take part, and siblings are welcome to attend the sessions.
The FREE programme will be delivered over a 12 week period. Families will be expected to engage in activity and food related challenges throughout the week. There will be additional activity sessions available each week for children to attend and families will be expected to engage in activity challenges throughout the week.
On completion of the programme, time will be spent with each family to talk through how to best sustain the lifestyle changes that have been made.
Once you have registered your details, the Government of Jersey Community Dietitian will review your details and advise if your child is suitable for Family Food and Fitness.
Once you have registered for the programme through the Government of Jersey website, you will have an initial 45 minute meeting with a representative who will learn more about you and your family.
For more information and to register please visit the Government of Jersey website here: