Waste Not, Want Not: Food Insecurity in Wairarapa

Despite the perceived abundance of food in New Zealand (Fitzgerald, Norton and Stephenson, 2016; Stevenson, 2013), various regions are currently experiencing surprising levels of food insecurity (Bowers et al., 2009). This research report defines what food insecurity is and establishes if access to food is an issue in the Wairarapa region. Research commissioned by Connecting […]

Bounty; Cooking with vegetables

This beautiful cookbook is a collection of recipes, gardening tips and beautiful photos focusing on homegrown seasonal vegetables. Each recipe showcases the ingredients as bright, colourful and delicious. The book layout and the 254 pages are colourful and inspiring while also being practical and educational and I love the growing tips and practical tips such […]

Dietary Strategies for Weight Loss Maintenance

Weight regain after a successful weight loss intervention is very common. Most studies show that, on average, the weight loss attained during a weight loss intervention period is not or is not fully maintained during follow-up. This systematic review and meta-analysis of studies collate what is currently known about dietary strategies for weight loss maintenance, focusing on […]

Unicef The State of the worlds children 2019 report

At least one in three children is not getting the nutrition they need to grow well, particularly in the crucial first 1,000 days – from conception to the child’s second birthday – and often beyond. An increasing number of children and young people are surviving, but far too few are thriving because of malnutrition. To […]

Shining the light on food insecurity in Aotearoa

Over the last few years, the demand for food at the Auckland City Mission has continually and dramatically increased. Moved by the reality that tens of thousands of Aucklanders – and in increasing numbers – don’t have enough food and are forced to seek support, the Auckland City Mission worked with community partners and researchers […]

Essential nutrition actions: mainstreaming nutrition through the life-course

This publication is an update of the 2013 WHO publication entitled Essential nutrition actions: improving maternal, newborn, infant and young child health and nutrition.1 It provides a compact list of nutrition-related interventions recommended by WHO. WHO recommendations aim to advise intended end-users (policy-makers, programme implementers and other stakeholders) what they can or should do in […]

Healthy Food and Drink Guidance survey

Healthy Active Learning is a new Wellbeing Budget initiative that will promote and improve healthy eating and physical activity in schools, kura, ngā kōhanga reo and early learning services across Aotearoa. The Ministry of Health (the Ministry) is currently drafting the Healthy Food and Drink Guidance (the Guidance) for these settings and is seeking your feedback. Provide your views and […]