We give you a list of websites covering some great options for walking and hiking around the Wellington region.
Do you have an activity or exercise goal that you would like to achieve and share with others? Through Healthy Steps we give you the tools to champion your own group in your community.
Worried about how to choose healthy options while eating out? This Live Lighter fact sheet gives tips on the healthier way to eat out.
"The ‘Food of the Week’ programme will have children cheering for broccoli, requesting a healthy lunch and telling you who grew your carrot."
- What's for Lunch? founder
Stumped for healthy fundraising ideas? Twinkle Tooth might be the answer for your next primary school fundraiser.
Are you looking for an attractive and effective way to hydrate the crowds at your school, sporting or other event? Healthy Futures now has Water Kits available for purchase! Read on to find out more or if you would like to learn how to set up your own.
This booklet from the Ministry of Health and Health Promotion Agency gives advice for parents, whānau and caregivers on the types of food children need to eat to be healthy. It also describes how children can be active in everyday life.
Why is sleep important? How much sleep does my child need? How can I improve my child's sleep? These questions are answered in 'Sleep tips for young children' from the Ministry of Health.
Weight Management in 2–5 Year Olds is a practical Ministry of Health resource to equip health providers with the most up-to-date advice to monitor, assess and manage children who are overweight and obese.
Is your child overweight or obese and inactive? Do you worry about their health? Consider joining Green Prescription (GRx) Active Families. It's free!
Evidence-based technical information and best practice recommendations on nutrition and physical activity for health practitioners working in clinical and population health settings.
Movement is important from birth. Help your infant or toddler to be active, and they will learn and develop quickly. Sensory exploration, play and movement are how your child makes sense of the world. Help them out by giving them lots of opportunities to play and move. This Sport New Zealand publication gives us information on activities for under 5s.
The Health Promotion Agency brings us lots of fun ideas to keep your family active. From playgrounds and parks, games, walks and the location of swimming pools.
Being active will help your child achieve and maintain a healthy body weight. Being active has many other health benefits and can be fun for the whole family. This Ministry of Health information gives us tips to help 2-5 year olds be more active. Health Navigator NZ gives us ideas for active play for under-5s.
Weight is a sensitive issue, even for small children. It is important your child does not feel they are being punished. The best way to do this is for the whole family/whānau to eat the same meals. It’s easier to eat healthy meals and snacks if healthier foods are in your house. The Ministry of Health gives us some healthy eating tips for 2-5 year olds.
The Heart Foundation brings us this collection of mouth-watering recipes designed to take you on a tantalising tour of the Pacific Islands.
Whether you've been rushing about all day, heading to your child's school picnic or simply feel like a night off cooking - there are occasions that call for an instant 'no fuss' family dinner. Instead of swinging by your local fish and chip shop, consider your local supermarket - you'll have an easy, nourishing family meal in your hot little hands faster than your local chippie can say 'order up'! This Community Public Health flyer gives you lots of ideas for speedy 'takeaway' meals from your local supermarket.
In order to bring quick, easy and tasty dinners to even more New Zealanders, the My Food Bag family have created Bargain Box so that even more Kiwi’s can enjoy the goodness. For more details on how Bargain Box works, click here.
Good nutrition and healthy eating practices in childhood are important in shaping lifelong behaviours. We also know that nutritious, balanced food improves children’s learning and behaviour. This Community and Public Health Healthy Events and Fundraisers Guide is designed to help school and event organisers maintain a positive food and drink environment that gives consistent, accurate messages about food and drinks.
Type 2 diabetes prevention resource available in multiple languages from the Diabetes Projects Trust.