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Founder Kim Harvey

Our Founder

For over 25 years, founder of the Young and Healthy Charitable Trust Kim Harvey has poured her energy, passion and knowledge into inspiring and empowering people, big and small, to nurture and improve their mental and physical health and wellbeing as well as they possibly can by taking small steps, every single day. 

With research showing that the first 10 years of life are critical to ensure children develop a love of being healthy and active, Kim started her journey by developing a home-based activity program for children and their families to help them find their way to create sustainable healthy habits.  She secured funding from Sport Auckland and teamed with a DHB dietician, visited families in their homes and often brought her families together to have fun being active together in a supportive environment.  This was so effective it was rolled out nationwide under the Green Prescription “Active Families” banner. 


To reach more people in a cost-effective way, working with a passionate group of animators and developers, Kim then created an entertaining, online wellbeing challenge that has been embraced by workplaces, schools, children and their families in New Zealand and Australia for it's engaging nature and effectiveness in helping individuals to embed daily healthy habits that have long term positive impacts.


In 2019, Kim established the Young and Healthy Charitable Trust to expand the reach of the school program and with the support of our partners the program is now helping over 20,000 children annually cultivate habits that lay the groundwork for a lifetime of health and vitality. 

Young & Healthy Trust 2019 | Zespri Younf & Healthy Virtual Adventure

The Zespri Young and Healthy Virtual Adventure uses a unique digital platform to engage tamariki in a fun way, inspiring and encouraging them to make healthy choices.


Phone: +64 275760133

Registered Charity: 12345-67

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