Trends and measurement issues for active transportation in New Zealand’s physical activity report cards for children and youth

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 since 2014. This collaboration uses a harmonised process to develop […]

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The effect of extrinsic factors on food allergy

This was a randomised cross-over trial that investigated whether common extrinsic factors, such as exercise and sleep deprivation can modulate the threshold of responses to allergenic foods in a representative group of adults from the peanut allergic population.

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What Is the Relationship between the Neighbourhood Built Environment and Time Spent in Outdoor Play? A Systematic Review

Outdoor play has been associated with children’s and adolescents’ healthy development and physical activity. Attributes of the neighbourhood built environment can influence play behaviours. This systematic review examined the relationship between attributes of the neighbourhood built environment and the time children and adolescents (0–18 years) spend in self-directed outdoor play.

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Healthy Active Learning

Healthy Active Learning is a new Wellbeing Budget initiative that will promote and improve healthy eating and physical activity in schools, kura and early learning services across Aotearoa. Healthy Active Learning is a joint initiative from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and Sport New Zealand. It will provide all schools and early learning […]

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HPA nutrition and physical activity resource and information toolkit

This resource and information toolkit provides a snapshot of the work HPA does on nutrition and physical activity. It has been designed for the workforce supporting New Zealand families to lead healthier lifestyles. You will find an overview of all the resources HPA provides on nutrition and physical activity, as well as information on our research, websites […]

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2019 Healthy Auckland Scorecard

The Scorecard  brings together obesity, nutrition, physical activity and child dental health data, giving a consolidated insight into the health of adults and children living in New Zealand’s biggest city, Tāmaki Makaurau.  

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