Aspirations 2019

2019 will be a pivotal year for ANA with a new Executive Director and several new Executive Board members working works towards achieving the ANA vision: Everyone in Aotearoa, can and does eat well and leads an active life. Below key stakeholders share their aspirations for what they would like to see achieved in public health nutrition […]

Health Promotion Agency (HPA) Board Appointments Announced

Shayne Nahu, Chair of Activity and Nutrition Aotearoa (ANA) says ‘the new appointments to the Health Promotion Agency (HPA) board brings a wealth of expertise and on behalf of ANA I would like to congratulate them all. We particularly note the appointment of two of the individuals that have had an extensive involvement with ANA […]

Sione F Tupou

Sione F Tupou is the Treasurer of Pacific Island Food and Nutrition Action Group (PIFNAG). He works for Auckland DHB as the Health Promotion School Facilitator and is also the Chairman of the BOT of Wesley Primary School of Mt Roskill. Sione is a supporter of nurturing of Pasifika potential and is driven by issues […]

Janell Dymus-Kurei

Janell is of Te Whakatohea descent and resides in Auckland. Janell graduated from The University of Auckland with a BHSc, and is currently studying Law at UoA. Janell currently works at Hāpai te Hauora as the General Manager for Māori Public Health, working across the areas of nutrition, physical activity, alcohol and other drug harm […]

New Research Released on Nutrition of Kiwi Infants

New University of Auckland research has examined whether Kiwi families are meeting national food and nutrition guidelines when feeding their babies. The research, from the university’s Centre for Longitudinal Research at the School of Population Health, looked at data from more than 6,500 of the children participating in the Growing Up in New Zealand study. Dr Sarah […]

Public Health Leadership Programme (PHLP)

This well respected programme is funded by the Ministry of Health. It has been developed by Catapult (leadership and organisational performance specialists) and Quigley and Watts (public health specialists) following extensive consultation with the sector. Three graduates from the 2018 programme share their experiences below.   ‘Working in an Kaupapa Māori organisation that sits within […]

Vito Lo Iacono

Vito is passionate about making a positive difference. Through his current and previous positions in top executive and director roles in both public and private sectors entities, he has been able to successfully lead and deliver projects aiming at improving organisations’ visibility and generating economic returns and he has a thorough understanding of the importance of healthy nutrition and active living through the […]

$23 million to get more kids on bikes

Associate Minister of Transport Julie Anne Genter today announced that the NZ Transport Agency will provide $23 million over the next three years to expand the Bikes in Schools and cycle skills education to get more Kiwi kids on their bikes. Cycling is a fun, easy way to make exercise part of everyday life. These […]

Healthy Auckland Together Kinder Surprise Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                              22 November 2018 For Immediate Release          ` Kinder Surprise ad aimed at children says industry regulator, but doesn’t break the rules. A chocolate bar for children, advertised with children and seen by children is not considered to be in breach of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) code for children. Healthy […]

Health Star Rating Update

 New Zealand Food Safety, a business unit of MPI, recently published a Health Star Rating monitoring report outlining progress to date in New Zealand to inform the five year review of the system. This includes monitoring data on three main areas: label implementation and consistency with the Health Star Rating Style Guide; consumer awareness and […]