Active Families

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Green Prescription (GRx) Active Families is a free programme which targets 4-12 year olds and their families.

The programme is designed to provide support, guidance and opportunities to create healthy lifestyles through regular physical activity and healthy eating.

The Active Families Advisor will support and guide the family to set achievable goals and increase their level of activity and participation. Healthy nutrition advice is part of the programme and there's also the opportunity to meet and make new friends while working towards worthwhile and positive outcomes.

Regular exercise helps maintain a healthy weight, it builds strong muscles and bones, helps protect the heart and benefits mental health as well. Active children are healthier, stronger, more confident, do better in school, sleep better and in general grow up to be healthy fit adults.

Active Families is run every Tuesday of the school term, 3:45pm at Roslyn School and every Wednesday at Levin Memorial Hall at 3:45pm




 Active Teens programme is for teenagers aged between 13 and 17. What happens in this programme? There is recorded fitness testing,       goal setting and fitness sessions at different places around Palmerston North, making teens more aware of the importance in keeping active, healthy and fit. Our programme visits gyms, does kicking boxing, x fit and cycling.
Active Teens meet on Mondays during the school term at 3:45pm at various places around Palmerston North, Levin and Foxton.

 A referral to the GRx Active Families or Active Teens Programme is available to anyone 17 years and under who:

  • Would benefit from being more active
  • Has poor eating habits
  • Is overweight
  • Has the support of whanau/family
  • May have a stable medical condition.

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You can be referred to GRx Active Families or Active Teens if your child:

  • is  aged between 4 & 17 years old
  • would benefit from being more active
  • has poor eating habits
  • is overweight
  • has the support of whānau/family
  • may have a stable medical condition

Most referrals come from GPs, pediatricians or practice nurses. You can also refer yourself by calling Sport Manawatu 06 357 5349


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To help the family understand the importance of eating healthy. These sessions will highlight how easy and nutritious healthy foods can be.

Physical Activity:

Active Families is not just about learning how exercise is good for you. It is about taking part and participating in physical activities,gaining confidence, improving health, and of course having fun. We get out into the community and try a variety of different sports and activities which suit all levels of ability.

Call in and see us at Sport Manawatu:

Phone: 06 357 5349 or 027 467 7127
Facebook: Active Families with Sport Manawatu or Active Teens with Sport Manawatu

50 Queen Street
P O Box 797
Palmerston North

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