The National DHB Food and Drink Environments Network (the Network) was established in 2015 to develop a consistent National Healthy Food and Drink Policy (the Policy) for use across all New Zealand District Health Boards (DHBs), and potentially other settings. The Network received support and advice from the Heart Foundation, Activity and Nutrition Aotearoa, the […]
Outdoor play has been associated with children’s and adolescents’ healthy development and physical activity. Attributes of the neighbourhood built environment can influence play behaviours. This systematic review examined the relationship between attributes of the neighbourhood built environment and the time children and adolescents (0–18 years) spend in self-directed outdoor play.
Three young men share their experience of studying food and nutrition at school Luke Elliott, Josef McDonell and Aaron Donohue studied Level 3 Food and Nutrition (previous known as Home Economics). They were lucky to have Nicola Potts, a teacher at Saint Patrick’s College Silverstream, to inspire them with her passion for the subject. They […]
Kim Hill explores the true cost of abundant cheap, fatty and sugary food with Dr Sally Mackay, Dr Matire Harwood, Deborah Manning and Prof. Hugh Campbell.
Alcohol Healthwatch has prepared a fact sheet to accompany the results from the Tier 1 statistics (prevalence of past-year drinking and hazardous drinking).
After five years of preparation, Canada’s new 2019 Food Guide has officially been announced. The guide states healthy eating is more than the foods you eat. It is also about where, when, why and how you eat. There is even a statement to warn that food marketing can influence your choices. The messages are simple […]
Pregnancy and the early years of a child’s life are key periods in which healthy choices can positively influence a mother and child’s life-long wellbeing. Maternal Green Prescription (MGRx) supports women to build a strong foundation of good health with the goal of healthier pregnancies, healthier births and healthier babies.
This report documents Māori and Pasifika women’s experiences of breastfeeding across the South Island. The voices of women in this project illustrate that it ‘takes a village to breastfeed,’ surrounding oneself with a support network that is able to ‘mother the mother’.
SuperFriend presents their 2018 edition of their Indicators of a Thriving Workplace Survey report, from their research involving over 5,000 Australian workers in a broad range of industries and occupations. The survey tracks the progress of mental health and wellbeing across Australia against an ideal or desired state.