Research

Increasing the amount of time schools devote to physical education each week could dramatically reduce the number of children who are doing only minimal levels of exercise, researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington and Sport New Zealand have found.Increasing PE time at school to...

Research published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity investigated longitudinal changes and tracking of total volume and accumulation patterns of physical activity and sedentary time across three timepoints from early to late childhood among boys and girls living in Australia.The research found...

This report combines the Ministry of Health annual New Zealand Health survey results (November 2020) with health polls carried out by Research New Zealand to explore where we stand on the priority areas for the New Zealand Health System; specifically looking at New Zealanders’ views...

Social media posts from 14 of 20 of the nation’s biggest food and drink brands during March, April and May 2020 referenced the Covid-19 response, according to an analysis just published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition.Covid-washing “portrays a company as empathetic and contributing in a...

Public health campaigns in the UK to address the dangers of smoking have been hugely successful – but we’ve replaced one oral fixation with another: food. Researchers now estimate that since 2014, obesity and excess body fat have contributed to more deaths in England and...