A PILOT program being rolled out by Goodstart Early Learning Glenorchy is setting young children in its service on the path towards a healthy lifestyle.
The Health & World Fitness program will initially run for six weeks, in 30-minute sessions, and will involve games that use creative ways to integrate exercise into everyday life.
The program was officially launched on Thursday 3 December at a special event attended by Speaker of the House of Assembly Elise Archer MP, who is a sponsor of the program.
Goodstart Glenorchy centre director Larissa Bellette said the joint community initiative aimed to promote good health, fitness and nutrition as a lifestyle for children and their families within the Glenorchy community.
“We are very excited to launch this pilot program at our centre, providing children within our service the opportunity to participate in a range of safe, physical activities,” she said.
“Our partnership with Health & World Fitness allows us to extend our physical development curriculum to assist children with the development of their gross motor skills, coordination and self-esteem.
“We are grateful for the support of those who have generously contributed funds to allow us to run this program in our centre.”
Ms Archer said she was a strong advocate for the importance of good health, both physical and mental.
“When I was asked to sponsor and support this fantastic initiative I did not hesitate to say yes,” she said.
“The children at the centre clearly love these sessions and it was great to see them in action and help out with the activities before having a healthy afternoon tea.
“I wish to thank Goodstart Early Learning Glenorchy management and staff for enthusiastically adopting this initiative.
“It really will achieve better outcomes for the children and help to give them the best possible start in life.”
For more information about the Health & World Fitness program, phone Goodstart Early Learning Glenorchy on 6272 8011.