Go4Fun says farewell to Kurt

Go4Fun Project officer Kurt Morton is departing the Population Health Team of Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District on a high, following the success of the program in Term 1.

Kurt said: "We had 24 children and their families take part in Go4Fun in Term 1, and the children had some real reductions in the Body Mass Index (BMI), their waist measurement, and in the amount of snacks they ate. They also increased the amount of physical activity they did each week."

"On a personal level, it's very fulfilling to know that you've been involved in an entire family's lifestyle change. Parents have often told me that they now have the motivation to continue towards a healthier lifestyle for both themselves and their kids."

During his time working across Penrith, Hawkesbury, Blue Mountains  and Lithgow communities as the Go4Fun Project Officer, Kurt has helped over 80 children and families complete the sessions. His programs have had particularly successful completion rate of 95%, which is a tribute to his professionalism, and our local Go4Fun nutrition and physical activity leaders. Kurt also helped to establish a short term partnership with Koolyangarra Family Service in Cranebrook to run an Aboriginal specific program this current term.

Kurt, who is leaving the Local Health District to take up a position at NSW Health's Office of Preventive Health, continued on to say: "It's been so rewarding to be a part of state-wide Go4Fun program improvements based on our local activities."

"It's been great to work with such enthusiastic, skilled and dedicated people. And its also great bumping into previous program participants and seeing that they are still following Go4Fun's key messages."

Find out where and when Go4Fun afterschool programs are running near you, or check out the new Go4Fun online program.

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