The Healthy Dads Healthy Kids program was held at St Catherine’s College for 16 Singleton dads and their kids. The HDHK program has run numerous times now since 2010 in the Singleton community, with the total number of local fathers involved steadily approaching the one hundred mark. Weight loss and promoting fathers as positive and healthy role models for their children and families are amongst the primary aims of the program. With so many Singleton fathers now having been involved the net effect for the Singleton community is very positive indeed.
Local Singleton dad Andrew Speechly said that he participated in the program last year and lost an outstanding 10 kilograms. “I joined the program to spend more time with my eight-year-old daughter Isabella,” Mr Speechly said. “The program not only allowed me to set time aside to spend with Isabella but it also equipped me with tools of self awareness and the basic principles for weight loss.”