Research

AUTHORS:Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Helen C. Eyles, Yannan Jiang, Tony Blakely YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2017   ABSTRACT There are few objective data on how nutrition labels are used in real-world shopping situations, or how they affect dietary choices and patterns. The Starlight study was a four-week randomised, controlled trial of the effects...

Health professionals from around the country meet on 23 November 2017, in Wellington, to talk about how the NZ health sector can respond to the challenges of climate change for health and healthcare services. This was the first national ‘Sustainable Healthcare in Aotearoa-NZ’ forum. Flooding, storms...

A recent national survey has shown New Zealanders aren't eating enough nuts, despite research showing frequent consumption is an effective way to get essential nutrients, University of Otago nut group researcher Dr Alexandra Chisholm says. The university's department of human nutrition has been conducting research since...

  Published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 Authors: L.N Signal, J. Stanley, M. Smith, M. B. Barr, T. J. Chambers, J. Zhou,A. Duane, C. Gurrin, A. F. Smeaton, C. McKerchar,A. L. Pearson, J. Hoek, G. L. S. Jenkin and C. Ni Mhurchu Abstract Background Over the past three decades the global prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity has increased by 47%. Marketing of energy-dense nutrient-poor...

Authors:Tasileta Teevale, Joseph Kaholokula Published in Australia and New Zealand of Public Health Abstract Objectives: Paediatric obesity predicts adult obesity, and alarming new data in New Zealand reveals that obesity among the young continues to rise. In this study, we used a novel solution-focused paradigm, or appreciative inquiry...

This handbook, published by Superu, is an introduction to the main concepts and language of evaluation, and points users to a range of other resources that provide more detail on specifics. The  contents are presented in four modules, featuring a penguin case study to ground the...