Research

The project aims to support New Zealanders in making more positive food choices and encouraging people to take more consideration of their diet for the betterment of their overall health. Although the Bayer Food Focus Project does not profess to be an update on the...

Outdoor play has been associated with children’s and adolescents’ healthy development and physical activity. Attributes of the neighbourhood built environment can influence play behaviours. This systematic review examined the relationship between attributes of the neighbourhood built environment and the time children and adolescents (0–18 years)...

Environmental changes needed to promote active transport to school require time, strong relationship-building skills, extensive collaborations and a multi-sector approach. The Built Environment and Active Transport to School (BEATS) Research Programme is based on contemporary ecological models for active transport (walking or cycling) that identify...

They dominate the baby food section in supermarkets, but could baby food pouches be setting our babies up for future problems with obesity and dental cavities? Squeezable baby food pouches with plastic spouts are described as a mess-free and easy food alternative for babies ‘on-the-go’, and...

Activity and Nutrition Aotearoa (ANA) has welcomed the results of its 2018 annual stakeholder survey as affirmation of its continued value to the sector.  More than 200 members nationwide – ranging from district health boards, health providers and tertiary institutions to charitable trusts, NGOs and private businesses – support the work of the national collective.  ANA connects individuals and...

We all know the consequences of too many late nights as we force ourselves out of bed. Parents of young children will be acutely aware of the difference between a tired and grumpy child and one refreshed from a good sleep. Although the popularity of Fitbit type devices has meant some people play close attention to...