Healthy Systems

Imagine Aotearoa like this: “…our communities, towns and cities actively promote and attract healthy food retail outlets such as grocery stores, produce markets, and dairies with fresh fruit and vegetables; our environment supports local farmers, and promotes local agriculture, such as community gardens and edible forests;...

Research published in the Journal of Nutrition: Authors M Arantxa Colchero, Mariana Molina and Carlos Guerrero-Lopez Abstract Background: In January 2014, Mexico implemented a tax on sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) purchases of 1 peso/L. Objective: We examined the heterogeneity of changes in nonalcoholic beverage (SSB and bottled water) purchases after the...

This information from Toi Te Ora Public Health Service provides a brief background to food policy councils and their work in establishing a food policy council in the Tauranga/Western Bay of Plenty region. (n.d.)....