Policy Tag

The third New Zealand Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI) was conducted in February to May 2020 by an Expert Panel of over 50 independent and government public health experts. It used an evidence-based approach to benchmark policies and actions of the Government against international...

Kay Thomson, manager of strategic projects at Sport NZ shares her insightful blog with ANA. Did you wake up this morning wondering how you could get more people and populations more physically active?  If so, then you are reading the right article. Do you remember the 7th...

This Public Health Expert blog article discusses the literature on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of dietary counselling as a health intervention. The authors  state "Most studies suggest that dietary counselling is effective though the benefits are typically modest and short-term. The literature on cost-effectiveness is mixed, and...

The New Zealand Beverage Guidance Panel has written a  Policy Brief: A Sugary Drink Tax for New Zealand This document provides: The rationale why a sugary drink tax is an important component of any strategy to address childhood obesity, adult obesity and dental caries. An outline of...