ANA Events

This page will help you to stay up to date with upcoming ANA events, sector events and past ANA events.

Upcoming ANA Events

Tohu Manawa Ora – the Heart Foundation programme supporting early learning services

26 January 2021 - ONLINE

Tuesday, 26 January 2021, 12 – 12.45PM, ONLINE The Heart Foundation has delivered the Tohu Manawa Ora (Healthy Heart Award) in early learning services since 2002. It is an established,…

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The food curriculum project – Investing in the life skills of NZ children

4 February 2021 - ONLINE

Thursday 4 February 2021, 12 – 12.45PM, ONLINE The New Zealand school curriculum states; ‘it is expected that all children will have had the opportunity to learn practical cooking skills…

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Food photography 101: how to take engaging, beautiful pictures for social and digital

12 February 2021 - ONLINE

Friday, 12 February 9am – 10am, ONLINE In this webinar, Niki Bezzant will share her top tips for taking great photos with your phone that will help you create super-engaging…

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What needs to happen to improve NZ’s food environments

18 February 2021 - ONLINE

Thursday, 18 February, 12 – 12.45pm, ONLINE The NZ food systems need major transformations to deliver on human health, ecological health, social equity, and economic prosperity. What needs to happen…

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Growing Up in New Zealand study: Nutrition-related findings

2 March 2021

Tuesday, 2 March 2021 12 – 12.45PM, ONLINE Presenters: Dr Sarah Gerritsen and Professor Clare Wall Growing Up in New Zealand is a cohort study following more than 6,000 children…

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Past ANA Events

My Heart Check – the consumer facing tool

15 December 2020

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…

The State of Salt – the case for salt reduction in NZ

8 December 2020 - ONLINE

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,…

Making the Most of Mentoring – increasing levels of personal and professional support

4 December 2020 - ONLINE

Friday, 4 December, 9 – 10.30am. ONLINE Presenter: Aly McNicoll For many public health professionals, what was an already challenging role has become a lot harder this year. ANA has organised…

Let’s Play Every Day!

1 December 2020 - ONLINE

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…

Food security in Aotearoa

24 November 2020 - ONLINE

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…

Food and nutritional issues in Aotearoa

19 November 2020 - ONLINE

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…

Introducing Kawea ake te wero

12 November 2020 - ONLINE

What is the nutritional status of people living in New Zealand? ANA has launched a set of three issues papers: Kawea ake te wero, Enabling everyone in New Zealand to…

Great Social Media

3 November 2020 - ONLINE

Great Social Media: How to use social media smartly. With nutrition and science communicator Niki Bezzant. Click Read More to view the webinar and see the slides.    

Great Media

27 October 2020

Great Media: How to use the media to tell your story. Speaker: Niki Bezzant Click Read More to view the webinar and see the slides.

Great Speaking

20 October 2020

How to grab an audience from the first moment. Speaker: Niki Bezzant Click Read More to view the webinar or download the slides.

Great Writing

15 October 2020

How to get complicated messages across in simple ways. Presenter: Niki Bezzant Click Read More to view the webinar or download the slides.

8th Activity and Nutrition Aotearoa Conference 2019

21 May 2019

Collaboration: Everyone’s Business Using networks to enhance skills

ANA Forum: Whangarei

23 May 2018 - Barge Show Grounds

This one-day professional development and networking event was held for people whose work relates to public health nutrition and physical activity. Whangarei ANA Regional Forum Programme Final Download flyer   Download Presentations Budget 2018…

ANA Forum: New Plymouth

12 April 2018 - Novotel New Plymouth

ANA hosted the New Plymouth Forum on the 12th of April 2018. This event was designed to support those working to promote public health nutrition and physical activity with new…

ANA Forum: Christchurch

23 March 2018 - The Atrium in the Park

ANA hosted the Christchurch Forum on the 23rd of March 2018. This event was designed to support those working to promote public health nutrition and physical activity with new research,…

ANA Forum: Wairoa

7 March 2018 - Wairoa Community Centre

  ANA hosted the Wairoa Forum on the 7th March 2018. This event is designed to support those working to promote public health nutrition and physical activity with new research,…

Asian Forum 2017

1 November 2017 - Sorrento in the Park

ANA holds a one-day Asian nutrition and physical activity forum biennially. This event is designed to support those working to promote public health nutrition and physical activity in Asian communities…

Regional Forums 2017-2018

2 October 2017

ANA holds a series of one day forums in various regions throughout New Zealand biannually. These events are networking and professional development opportunities for people working in public health nutrition…

7th Activity and Nutrition Aotearoa Conference 2017

30 May 2017 - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

ANA’s 7th Activity and Nutrition Aotearoa Conference was held on 30-31 May 2017 at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. When we WORK TOGETHER we have the power to INSPIRE…

Whangarei Regional Forum 2016

17 June 2016 - Barge Showgrounds Events Centre

ANA’s Whangarei regional forum was held on 17 June 2016 and was attended by a range of public health professionals who work with communities and families to promote healthy eating…

Palmerston North Regional Forum 2016

26 May 2016 - Sport and Rugby Institute

ANA’s Palmerston North regional forum was held on 26 May 2016 and was attended by a range of public health professionals who work with communities and families to promote healthy…

Hamilton Regional Forum 2016

17 May 2016 - Hamilton Airport Hotel and Conference Centre

ANA’s Hamilton regional forum was held on Tuesday 17 May 2016 and was attended by a range of public health professionals who work with communities and families to promote healthy…

Whakatane Regional Forum 2016

14 April 2016 - Ohope International Golf Club

ANA’s Whakatane regional forum  was held on Thursday 14 April 2016 and was attended by a range of  public health professionals who work with communities and families to promote healthy eating and physical…

Dunedin Regional Forum 2016

10 March 2016 - Edgar Centre

ANA’s regional forum for Dunedin was held on Thursday 10 March 2015 and was attended by a range of  public health professionals who work with communities and families to promote healthy eating and…

Asian Forum 2015

24 November 2015 - Sorrento in the Park

The 2015 Asian Forum was held on Tuesday 24th November at the Sorrento in the Park in Auckland.  The following are a selection of downloadable presentations from the day.

Tino Lelei Fono 2015    

14 August 2015 - Sorrento in the Park

Tino Lelei 2015 “Back to Basics” was held on August 14th at Sorrento in the Park, in Auckland. A selection of presentations from the day are available here:

ANA’s 6th National Nutrition and Physical Activity Conference

6 May 2015 - Rendezvous Grand Hotel

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…

Asian Forum 2013

5 December 2013 - Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre

The 2013 Asian Forum was held on Thursday 5th December at the Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre in Auckland. The focus was on Healthy Beginnings: improving nutrition for Asian mothers…