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This practical resource has been developed by Regional Public Health to assist workplaces to implement a health and wellness programme (2012).
Guidelines for employers on how to achieve Breastfeeding Friendly Workplaces certification.
Caffeine: This Health Promotion Agency ‘Behind the Hype’ information sheet highlights the effect caffeine can have on the body, the amount of caffeine in common food and drinks, and who should limit their intake…
The Clever Commuter project was developed to increase staff commuting via alternative travel – cycling, walking, carpooling or taking the bus at Hillmorten Hospital (2016).
Tags: Cycling, Hospitals, Walking
Creating a culture of wellbeing at work is high on the agenda for Te Awakairangi Health Network. The Hutt Valley based Primary Health Organisation knows that looking after the wellbeing of their staff benefits not…
Increasing the popularity of cycling at work will bring increased health benefits for our people and our communities (2016).
Tags: Cycling, Recreation
Provides step by step instructions to calculate a return on investment for workplace wellness programmes.
Sport Northland’s Active Workplace Programme supports workplaces to create a healthier environment for staff, through an interactive 12 month plan and more intensive support over this period (2016).
Tags: Adults, Programme
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.
These healthy beverage guidelines developed by the Health Promotion Agency, are intended to assist workplaces to support the health of their staff by improving the quality of beverages available in the workplace.
Healthy Auckland Together is a coalition of 21 organisations (including Auckland Council and Auckland Transport). The coalition has an agreed vision, goals and five year action plan to reduce obesity (2016).
Tags: Local Government, Obesity, Systems
A huge portion of our community’s time is spent at work. This environment has great potential to influence our health and wellbeing. From having more energy and feeling happier at work, workplaces are an ideal plac…
The Ministry of Health has worked with District Health Boards (DHBs) to develop a National Healthy Food and Drink Policy for the health sector. A similar policy has also been developed that other organisations can…
Tags: DHB, Drinks, Hospitals, Menu Planning, Policy
Alison Pask shares her tips on working in public health.
When people think of the city council, health isn’t the first thing that springs to mind, but for those of us working in public health we are aware first-hand how local government decisions influence health outcome…
Tags: Local Government
This February saw the nationwide launch of the Aotearoa Bike Challenge, a friendly workplace competition that encouraged people to try incorporating an A-B bike ride into their day and discover how easy it can be t…
SAFELY spells out the key components of host responsibility at work social events for employers and gives advice for ensuring the safety of staff.
These resources developed by the Health Promotion Agency provide low or no-cost ways to encourage staff to sit less and move more in the workplace.
Tags: Poster, Resources, Sitting/Sedentary Behaviour
These resources developed by the Health Promotion Agency provide low or no-cost ways to encourage bus, taxi and truck drivers to sit less and stand more to improve their health.
Tags: Resources, Sitting/Sedentary Behaviour
This report summarises the learnings from a South Canterbury workplace wellness project (2012).
Tags: Programme, Research
The ‘healthy food environment guidelines’ help to increase the availability of healthy foods and beverages in hospital vending machines, shops and cafes (2015).
Tags: DHB, Drinks, Hospitals, Policy
These guidelines have been developed by the Heart Foundation to support caterers to provide healthier food in workplace cafeterias.
WorkWell, developed and delivered by Toi Te Ora – Public Health Service, is an example of putting evidence-based theory into practice, as well as public and private sector collaboration (2012).
A new toolkit to support New Zealand workplaces and their people to flourish was launched on World Mental Health Day by the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) and Health Promotion Agency (HPA). The Five Ways to Wellbei…
Tags: mental health, workplace
Published on 19 April in the BMJ The conclusion from this study found: Cycle commuting was associated with a lower risk of CVD, cancer, and all cause mortality. Walking commuting was associated with a lower risk of…
Tags: active transport, cancer, cardiovascular, physical activity
Students and staff can grab a healthy snack or drink, following the introduction of new vending machines offering healthy food choices across Monash University campuses. In all, 35 new machines have been rolled out…
Tags: Adults, university
Individual, employment and psychosocial factors influencing walking to work: Implications for intervention design. Authors: Emma J. Adams*, Dale W. Esliger, Ian M. Taylor, Lauren B. Sherar (UK) A number of individu…
Tags: Walking, active transport, workplace
Rise and Recharge is an Australian app developed by Baker IDI that makes you the boss of your chair with fun reminders to stand up and tips for what to do while you’re standing.
Tags: Sitting/Sedentary Behaviour, Social Marketing
A new report by Table Tennis England as part of their Loop at Work programme, explores the impact of playing table tennis at work on employee job satisfaction, workplace wellbeing, physical activity levels and gene…
Tags: physical activity