Healthy Community

Alison Pask, Executive Director, Activity and Nutrition Aotearoa says it is vital that everyone participate in regular physical activity during the current lockdown and eat well. Following the Ministry of Health Eating and Activity Guidelines will contribute to long term wellbeing and will help to...

Phasing out sugary drinks in Pasifika churches and community groups A water-only pledge has been translated into seven Pasifika languages and jointly signed by nearly 20 Pasifika church and community group leaders, shifting the consumption of sugary drinks where community spend their time across Auckland. The opportunity...

Cancer is the single biggest cause of death in Aotearoa New Zealand. But by 2040 the number of Kiwis diagnosed with cancer is predicted to double(1). The burden of cancer is felt more greatly by Māori, Pacific people and low socio-economic groups.  Māori are 30% more...

Insufficient consumption of fruits and vegetables in childhood increases the risk of future non‐communicable diseases, including cardiovascular disease. Interventions to increase consumption of fruit and vegetables, such as those focused on specific child‐feeding strategies and parent nutrition education interventions in early childhood may therefore be...

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...