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The NZ food systems need major transformations to deliver on human health, ecological health, social equity, and economic prosperity. What needs to happen to proactively re-orient existing systems to cope with climate change, the food insecurity of shocks like pandemics, and the unrelenting obesity epidemic?...

Tuesday, 15 December, 12 – 12.45pm.  ONLINE My Heart Check tool is the first publicly available heart health risk calculator that is tailored to the New Zealand population, including specific risk for Māori, Pasifika and south Asian people who are at increased risk than Pakeha. It...

Tuesday 8 December, 12 – 12.45pm. ONLINE Nikki Chilcott from the Stroke Foundation will share recent research (by NIHI) which highlights the high salt content of commonly eaten processed food, such as sausages. Learn about why the Stroke Foundation is advocating for a comprehensive salt reduction...

Tuesday 1 December, 12-12.45pm ONLINE Play is one of the four ways Sport NZ supports New Zealander's getting active, alongside physical education, active recreation and sport. Scott Mackenzie of Sport NZ says, “Our whole-of-system approach is key and we’re worked hard to establish a network of ‘play...

Dr Geoff Kira (Massey University) provides an overview of food security in Aotearoa. This is a fundamental issue in the first paper and underpins Kawe ake te wero. Geoff will review some of the sustainable and innovative responses we are already seeing to food security....

Join the authors of the issues papers: Dr Sally Mackay, (Registered Nutritionist) and Dr Leanne Young, (NZ Registered Dietitian) as they discuss their key insights. They will address five of the key public health issues facing Aotearoa, including plant-based diets, food environments, healthy dietary patterns...