Research

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...

Mummah, S., et al. (2017). Effect of a mobile app intervention on vegetable consumption in overweight adults: A randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 14:125. The authors tested the effect of a mobile app to increase vegetable consumption among overweight adults attempting...

Association between Dietary Energy Density and Obesity-Associated Cancer: Results from the Women’s Health Initiative Commentary by: Dr Rachel Nicholls, Health Promotion Advisor, Cancer Society of New Zealand A diet high in energy dense foods (those high in fats and/or added sugars and/or low in fibre) contribute to increasing rates...

Cradock K, OLaighin G, Finucane F, Gainforth H, Quinlan L, & Ginis K. (2017). Behaviour change techniques targeting both diet and physical activity in type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 14(1), 18. Abstract BACKGROUND: Changing diet and physical activity behaviour...