ANA’s 6th National Nutrition and Physical Activity Conference

The theme of our 2015 National Conference was Connect, Grow, Thrive: E Hono, E Tipu, E Rea. The handbook, progamme and a selection of presentations from the 2015 National Conference can be downloaded below.


Pacific Cultural Competency-Mafi Funaki-Tahifote, Sue Pirrit, Heart Foundation

    Food Practices and Social Health- Eva Neely, Massey University

Citizen Engagement and Empowerment for Obesity Prevention in NZ -Stefanie Vandevijvere & Boyd Swinburn, Auckland University

Bikes in Schools-Paul McArdle, Bike On

Encouraging Physical Activity Through Travel Planning-Melanie Alexander, Auckland Transport 

     Financial Incentives to Cycle to Work-Christian Williams, Greater Wellington 

Health Star Rating- Phillippa Hawthorne, Ministry for Primary Industries

Barriers and Enablers to NZ City Councils Developing and Implementing Food & Nurtrition Policy -Jacinda Gower , University of Otago

Fat Tax and All That-Louise Signal, University of Otago 

Does Healthy Food Cost More?-Sally Mackay, The University of Auckland

Healthy Auckland Together-Dr Michael Hale , Auckland’s Public Health Agency

Case Studies in Community-based Obesity Prevention-Dr Penny Love, The CO-OPS Collaboration

Connecting Under 5 Energize and the Healthy Heart Award-Leanne Young, Project Energise

Shaping Improvements in Pacific Health Over 14 Years-Dr El-Shadan Tautolo, Fa’asisila Savila, Pacific Islands Families Study

Child Obesity Prevention in the Wellington Region-Tess Clarke, CCDHB & Healthy Future Families Trust

Diabetes Projects Trust Workplace Wellness Programme-Briar Bennett, Diabetes Projects Trust

Edible Landscapes-Victoria Egli, AUT University

Integrated Cardiac Rehabilitation-Geoff Kira,Massey University

Sugary Drinks-Kasha Latimer & Milly Connell, Project Energise

Evaluation of a Heart Foundation Pilot Programme for Menus in Workplace Cafeterias-Judith Morley-John, Mark Wylie, Heart Foundation, General Manager, Cater Plus Services NZ Ltd

Working with Local Government to Promote Nutrition and Physical Activity-Carolyn Watts, Hayley Goodin, Celia Murphy, Quilgy and Watts, Activity and Nutrition Aotearoa

Changing Gear in Cycling-Dougal List, New Zealand Transport Agency

Wrap up of Day 1

Healthy Change, Ministry of Health Update -Dr Harriette Carr, Ministry of Health

5+ A Day Breakfast Session-Jude Ball and Carolyn Watts, Quigley and Watts

Why is Sugar Still a Hot Topic?-Lisa Te Morenga, Univeristy of Otago

The Long Term Legacy of Earth Life Nutrition-Anne Jaquiery, The Liggins Institute

Fundamental Skills Incorporating Nga Kemu No Nga Mokopuna-Jamie George, Robyn Polley,Joe-Anne, Hill-Moana, Project Energise

Building Sustainability into Community-based Prevention Initiatives-Ms Jill Whelan Dr Penny Love, The CO-OPS Collaboration, Deakin University

Vision 2024-Carolyn Watts, Rebecca Whiting,Delvina Gorton,& Leonie Matoe

Making It Easier to Make Submissions-Keriata Stuart, Public Health Association of New Zealand

The Sleep Paradox-Geoff Kira, Massey University

Sugar Sweetened Beverages- Rob Beaglehole, Nelson District Health Board

Toi Tangata lunchtime meeting – Whetu, Wai, Whenua

Building Food Literacy for the Future – Catherine Bell, Garden to Table

School Gardens and Adolescent Nutrition and BMI-Dr Jennifer Utter, School of Population Health University of Auckland

Under 5 Energize-Madeline Kirk. Project Energise

He Oranga Rangatahi-Carrie Taipari

Perceived Benefits, Barriers and Contributing Factors to Physical Activity Adherence for People with Mental Illness-Arno Grueber, Richmond Services

Water Babies-Kirsty Carling, Sport Bay of Plenty

Smartphone Apps to Improve Fitness and Increase Physical Activity Among Young People-Artur Direito, The University of Auckland

Challenging the Status Quo of Traditional Active Options- Louisa Cooper, Te Hiku Hauora

Pacific Soaking in Fast Food-Fa’asisila Savila, AUT University

Hot Potatoes-Carolyn Lister, Plant & Food Research and Health Professionals- Pip Duncan,

What App?-Rebecca Mclean, University of Auckland

Taking the Science of Sensible Nutrition Mainstream- Nikki Bezzant, Healthy Food Guide

Consuming Calories and Creating Cavities – Moira Smith, HePPRU

Complimentary Feeding – Dr. Caroline Gunn, Gravida

The Big Latch- Isis McKay, Women’s Health Action

A Sustainable Approach to Obesity Prevention in Early Childhood- Louise Morrissey, Hawke’s Bay District Health Board

How Do I Grow?- Karen Mundy, Eastern Institute of Technology

BURP-Kathleen Eade &Sophie Carty, Southern District Health Board and Well South Pirmary Health Network

Too Much Sitting- Nevile Owen, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute

Conference Handbook

Conference programme