Key Documents

The Ministry of Health has launched a new tool on its website which enables people to calculate their Body Mass Index (BMI) and quickly find out whether they’re in a healthy weight range. BMI is a simple, widely used screening tool to assess a person's...

Sit Less, Move More, Sleep Well: Active play guidelines for under-fives These Guidelines provide population health advice to support health practitioners, early childhood educators, regional sports trusts and others who provide advice to parents, caregivers and whānau or families on physical activity for children under five...

How We Eat – Reviews of the evidence on food and eating behaviours related to diet and body size How We Eat is a review of the available evidence on the effect of selected eating behaviours on diet and body size. The topics reviewed are: breastfeeding, parental...

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Education Minister Nikki Kaye have today welcomed the released updated physical activity guidelines for children and young people aged five to 17. “Children and young people are encouraged to live an active lifestyle. To sit less, move more and sleep well...

The New Zealand Physical Activity Guidelines by the Ministry of Health outline the minimum levels of physical activity required to gain health benefits and ways to incorporate physical activity into everyday life. ...