childhood Tag

This online viewpoint by Donald M. Berwick that was recently published in the JAMA Network as it provides a wise oversight on the imperative for the health system to influence social determinants of health. The viewpoint reinforces the key elements as described by Marmot include conditions of birth and...

Authors:Tasileta Teevale, Joseph Kaholokula Published in Australia and New Zealand of Public Health Abstract Objectives: Paediatric obesity predicts adult obesity, and alarming new data in New Zealand reveals that obesity among the young continues to rise. In this study, we used a novel solution-focused paradigm, or appreciative inquiry...

This study published in the BMJ is the first to report health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in children and adolescents with obesity in New Zealand. Abstract Objective To describe health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and psychological well-being of children and adolescents at enrolment in a multidisciplinary community-based obesity...

Kids’ Choice is a menu endorsement programme run by the Heart Foundation for food services that offer healthier choices to children.  Recipes on children’s menus that meet our criteria will be eligible to have the Kids’ Choice logo (above) printed next to them on the...

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 encouraged to live an active lifestyle. To sit less, move more and sleep well...