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Active transport (AT) contributes to human and environmental health but is low and declining in New Zealand (NZ) children and youth. Quality evidence is necessary to inform and evaluate interventions, identify inequities, and understand trends. NZ has participated in the Global Physical Activity (PA) Matrix...

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is an independent charity whose goal is to end child poverty in New Zealand. Together, our network of experts and allies research the causes and consequences of child poverty, and advocate for better policies that will improve children’s lives. We aim to inform and educate the public,...

In this paper, the current limitations of using BMI categories to essentially diagnose obesity are examined, recent research is discussed which calls into question the very idea of telling parents their child is obese, and an inclusive, universal approach is proposed instead....

Insufficient consumption of fruits and vegetables in childhood increases the risk of future non‐communicable diseases, including cardiovascular disease. Interventions to increase consumption of fruit and vegetables, such as those focused on specific child‐feeding strategies and parent nutrition education interventions in early childhood may therefore be...