Steps for Life Young Adult Programme

Our Programme is now offered and works in partnership with High Schools!

Working within the school has eliminated many of the barriers that made access to our programme difficult when it was run offsite on a weekend. Students are now able to access the programme much easier which has meant that more are able to take part.

Steps for Life was developed to take a proactive approach to reducing the rate of obesity and works with overweight high school age youth and their families.  The programme spans a school term and provides the knowledge and tools required to make significant changes towards living a sustainable healthy lifestyle which eliminates the many risks associated with being obese. 

Steps for Life focuses on four key areas:

  • Physical Health
  • Healthy Food (nutrition)
  • Mind Health
  • Healthy Family

Steps for Life takes a holistic approach focusing on the four key areas that fit together like a puzzle.  If one piece is missing the puzzle is incomplete.  This whole-person approach provides a big picture of overall well-being and gives you the opportunity to be a healthier you. 

What kind of commitment do I need to make?

Participants are required to attend all sessions. Parents or Guardians (who must live in the same household) are required to attend four sessions over the course of the term. These are preset sessions and the dates will be given well in advance.

Week day sessions are fitness sessions with a qualified and approved SFL trainer. Participants need to ensure they wear appropriate gear to exercise in. One week day session also has an in-class workshop component after training

NOTE: Once accepted into the programme, participation and commitment is mandatory.  Failure to attend sessions may result in removal from the programme. 

When am I required to attend?

Two sessions per week after school for the course of a term.

Participant and Family Commitment:

The programme is run during the course of a term and requires students to attend two weekly after school sessions each week using school facilities. Parents are welcome to attend workshop sessions but will only need to attend four set sessions over the term period. NOTE: Parents will be notified of these sessions well in advance and are expected to attend them as a programme requirement.

How much will it cost to take part?

$8.00 per week per participant ($96.00)

What is covered in the programme?

Each week we focus on a different topic and week by week we build on each topic.  Some of the areas we cover are:

  • Understanding your eating
  • Food inside and out
  • Choosing healthy meals
  • Healthy shopping and label reading
  • Health halos
  • Better snack choices
  • Time management and planning
  • Communication
  • Positive thinking and Self-worth

PLUS take part in a guided supermarket tour AND take part in interactive cooking sessions!

Programme Dates 2018

We are currently in discussions with schools for programme participation in 2018. If you are interested in having the programme run at your school please contact or phone 09 634 3593.


Download  the Young Adult programme application form

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