Advocacy

In the year ended June 2018, 13 percent of children lived in a household experiencing material hardship. Material deprivation measures of child poverty use surveys to determine the proportion of children who live in households that cannot afford specific consumption items that most people regard as...

The Californian city of Berkeley has now seen a 50 per cent decrease in sugary drink consumption and Kiwi dentists are not surprised. The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) continues to advocate for a sugary drink tax, which is in line with World Health Organization (WHO)...

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                              22 November 2018 For Immediate Release          ` Kinder Surprise ad aimed at children says industry regulator, but doesn’t break the rules. A chocolate bar for children, advertised with children and seen by children is not considered to be in breach of the Advertising...

One-third of premature death and disability in New Zealand is caused by smoking, alcohol, obesity and unhealthy diets, yet less than a half a percent of the health budget is spent on preventing that damage, say a new health group launched today in parliament. Over 25...

The Goverment has released a Strategy for Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation. The vision for the Government’s Strategy is to enable women and girls to realise their potential in and through sport and active recreation   The Strategy has three priority areas: leadership, participation,...

Choice in Australia is the equivalent to Consumer NZ. Choice have a report which makes the case for added sugar labelling. The report shows that clearer sugar labelling will help individuals avoid 25 teaspoon's of unnecessary sugar each day which adds up to over 38...

Warning labels on alcohol containers are highly deficient , new research shows. Current health warning labels on alcohol beverage containers in New Zealand are highly deficient, new research from the University of Otago, Wellington shows. The researchers suggest that current voluntary labelling has not worked in New...

Former Olympic rower Eric Murray shouldn't have featured in beer advertisements because he's a 'hero of the young', the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has decided. The ASA ordered the The Brewers Association to remove Murray from its Beer the Beautiful Truth ad campaign in a decision made...

Public health and the food and drinks industry: The governance and ethics of interaction. Lessons from research, policy and practice This publication aims: To increase awareness and understanding of the ethical challenges that may arise from public-private interactions for the prevention of nutrition-related NCDs across research,...