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This is the third report card which identifies and grades nine physical activity indicators for children and youth aged 5 – 18 years. Grades are assigned according to the percentage of children meeting a defined ta…
Tags: Early Childhood, Screen time, Youth
In 2018, the Ministry of Health initiated a work programme on achieving equity in health outcomes. Specifically, this programme aims to ensure thatequity is at the heart of the way New Zealand’s health and disabili…
Sit Less, Move More, Sleep Well: Active play guidelines for under-fives These Guidelines provide population health advice to support health practitioners, early childhood educators, regional sports trusts and other…
Tags: Early Childhood
The ASA has adopted a new code following a recommendation from an independent panel. The new code replaces the Code for Advertising to Children and the Children’s Code for Advertising Food and for the first time wi…
Tags: Early Childhood, Youth
This is the National plan from the Ministry of Health to prevent and manage obesity in children and young people up to 18 years of age.
Tags: Early Childhood, Guideline, Obesity, Youth
Children and Young People Living Well and Staying Well: New Zealand Childhood Obesity Programme Baseline Report 2016/17 This report was developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Sport New Zealand,…
Tags: Early Childhood, Obesity, Research, Youth, childhood
This Ministry of Health guideline provides evidence-based, population health statements on nutrition and physical activity, including maintaining a healthy body weight for NZ adults.
Tags: Adults, Guideline
This Ministry of Health resource summarises the key information from the Eating and Activity Guidelines for NZ adults.
Tags: Adults, Guideline
This resource provides answers from the Ministry of Health on some topical issues around healthy eating and physical activity.
Tags: Adults, Guideline
This Ministry of Health background paper provides evidence-based population health advice for children and young people on healthy eating and physical activity.
Tags: Early Childhood, Guideline, Youth
This Ministry of Health background paper provides evidence-based population health advice for infants and toddlers on healthy eating.
Tags: Early Childhood, Guideline
This Ministry of Health background paper provides evidence-based population health advice for healthy older people on healthy eating.
Tags: Guideline, Older People
This Ministry of Health background paper provides evidence-based population health advice for pregnant and breastfeeding women on healthy eating and being physically active.
Tags: Breastfeeding, Guideline, Women
Workplaces can use this Ministry of Health guidance to assist them in the promotion of healthy eating and physical activity for good health and wellbeing, and support a healthy, productive workforce.
These Ministry of Health guidelines provide guidance on supporting breastfeeding mothers returning to work.
The Health and Independence Report published on 16 July 2018, is the director-general of health’s annual report on the state of public health in New Zealand (NZ). The 2017 report presents an overview of the health…
A range of healthy eating health education resources based on the national food and nutrition guidelines published by the Ministry of Health for all ages and life stages.
Tags: Families, Guideline, Resources
A range of physical activity health education resources for children and adults brought to you by the Health Promotion Agency and the Ministry of Health.
Tags: Families, Guideline, Resources
The Health Star Rating is a voluntary front-of-pack nutrition labelling system developed for use in New Zealand and Australia administered by MPI.
The Ministry of Health’s Healthy Food and Drink Policy for Organisations helps workplaces see what a good food and drink policy might include.
Tags: Drinks, Policy, workplace
How We Eat – Reviews of the evidence on food and eating behaviours related to diet and body size How We Eat is a review of the available evidence on the effect of selected eating behaviours on diet and body size. T…
Tags: Breastfeeding, food literacy
The New Zealand Health Strategy sets the direction of health services to improve the health of people and communities.
The Ministry of Health New Zealand Health Survey (NZHS) provides information about the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders.
The New Zealand Physical Activity Guidelines by the Ministry of Health outline the minimum levels of physical activity required to gain health benefits and ways to incorporate physical activity into everyday life.
Tags: Early Childhood, Guideline, Screen time, Sitting/Sedentary Behaviour, Youth
Facts and observations about obesity in New Zealand in graphic form from the Ministry of Health.
On this page you’ll find the background information for the Childhood Obesity Plan, including working papers, meeting notes, and Ministerial advice from the Ministry of Health.
Tags: Early Childhood, Obesity, Youth
The Sport NZ Physical Literacy Approach document takes a holistic view of the participant that considers their physical; social and emotional; cognitive; and spiritual needs.
Sport NZ has released the first report from its new Active NZ participation survey, providing a point-in-time snapshot of participation in sport and active recreation explored through the lenses of age, gender, et…
Tags: Recreation, Sport, physical activity
Superu’s Families and Whānau Status Report 2017 promotes a whole of family focus to current and proposed policies that result in positive outcomes for all individual family members, including children. The report c…
Participants at the last session of the Asian Forum were asked to discuss and write down their take home messages from the day. The following is a summary of the key themes of this activity. There is no one size fi…
Tags: Asian, culture
The New Zealand Health Research Strategy 2017-2027 sets a vision that, by 2027, New Zealand will have a world-leading health research and innovation system. There are four guiding principles for the system: researc…
Tags: Māori, Research
This Sport NZ plan has been developed to provide leadership and direction for all those working with young people in community sport, to ensure Kiwi kids develop a lifelong love of being physically active.
Tags: Guideline, Youth
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Education Minister Nikki Kaye have today welcomed the released updated physical activity guidelines for children and young people aged five to 17. “Children and young people are…
Tags: Early Childhood, childhood, govt, physical activity
People can reduce their risk of dementia by getting regular exercise, not smoking, avoiding harmful use of alcohol, controlling their weight, eating a healthy diet, and maintaining healthy blood pressure, cholester…
Tags: active transport, dementia
This declaration identifies sustainable development goals (SDGs) to achieve and encourage everyday physical activity, recognising the contribution of international, national and local organisations in achieving the…
Tags: Global, Policy
Childhood obesity is reaching alarming proportions in many countries and poses an urgent and serious challenge. The Sustainable Development Goals, set by the United Nations in 2015, identify prevention and control…
Tags: Obesity, Policy, international, world health organisation
This WHO report provides evidence on the design of fiscal policies for the prevention of diet and non-communicable diseases (2016).
Tags: NCD, Policy
This report takes a deep-dive into the self-reported fruit, vegetable and juice consumption of 145,000 Australian adults.
Tags: Fruit & Vegetables
This WHO plan provides a range of policy options which, when implemented collectively between 2013 and 2020, will attain nine voluntary global targets, including that of a 25% relative reduction in premature mortal…
Tags: Global, NCD, Policy
The actions presented provide an initial overview and overall policy directions and refers to more detailed information for the next steps. They focus on intersectoral collaboration between a wide range of partners…
Tags: Policy, WHO, collaboration, healthy lifestyle
These papers titled “Action to prevent obesity and reduce its impact across the life course” are an evidence review and position statement put together by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP).
This WHO package has been designed to assist with the development, implementation and monitoring of salt reduction strategies to enable them to achieve a reduction in population salt intake (2016).
Tags: Guideline, Salt
This WHO guideline provides evidence-based recommendations on the intake of free sugars to reduce the risk of NCDs in adults and children, with a particular focus on the prevention and control of unhealthy weight g…
Tags: Guideline, NCD, Sugar