Beat diabetes at village festival

Monday October 23, 2017 Written by Published in Soccer

The ever popular Just Play programme will be taking the fight against diabetes to the Pa Ariki Palace grounds in Ngatangiia tomorrow.


The theme of the programme is “Beat Diabetes”, and children can expect to enjoy fun and educational activities during the event.

A little knowledge of how to combat diabetes can go a long way towards helping these youngsters live healthier and happier lives.

In today’s society, children spend too much time watching TV or playing video games, eating sugary food and not enough time playing or taking part in physical activity.

The village festival aims to help parents give their children the best start in life by promoting healthy eating, less screen time and more activity.

Diabetes is a growing concern and the Just Play concept is a good way to encourage children to keep moving.

Children aged five to 13 years are welcome to enjoy some of their favourite sports including soccer, badminton, athletics, gymnastics, rugby and netball. The festival will start at 2.30pm and finish at 3.30pm. Parents are encouraged to come along as well.

The safety of your child, while participating in a fun environment is ensured at the village festival.

The Just Play sports for development programme promotes sport as an activity that enables individuals to develop their own performances to their maximum potential whilst highlighting the personal and social benefits of a healthy lifestyle

Just Play is a sport for development programme supported by Australian Aid, New Zealand Aid, FFA, the UEFA Foundation for Children and UNICEF.

            - CIFA Media

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