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.
Evidence-based technical information and best practice recommendations on nutrition and physical activity for health practitioners working in clinical and population health settings.
Guidelines and resources from the NZDA Wellington branch. The current aim is to reduce access to sugar sweetened beverages and junk food in council owned areas, schools and hospitals.
The philosophy of Garden to Table (GTT) is to encourage children to learn to grow, harvest and cook their own fresh, seasonal vegetables, thus encouraging higher vegetable consumption. This project aims to evaluate the programme in four low decile Wellington schools to ascertain whether it improves the nutritional quality of children’s diets, nutrition knowledge and willingness to try new foods.
Health Promotion Agency provides tools and resources about nutrition and activity to support people who work with families and communities.
Rethink Sugary Drink is a partnership between 12 health and community organisations. Resources for professionals, all resources are available to download and print.
26 May 2016 – The report of the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity formed the basis for a side event, hosted by Ghana, Malaysia and Mexico, along with New Zealand and Zambia during the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly.
This WHO guideline provides updated global, evidence-informed recommendations on the intake of free sugars to reduce the risk of NCDs in adults and children, with a particular focus on the prevention and control of unhealthy weight gain and dental caries.
The New Zealand Medical Association has released a policy briefing—Tackling Obesity—that recommends a suite of measures to be considered as part of an approach to tackling New Zealand’s obesity epidemic.
Obesity is defined as an excessively high amount of body fat (adipose tissue) in relation to lean body mass. The Ministry of Health provide information on obesity and discuss evidence that obese children and adults are at greater risk of short-term and long-term health consequences.
This series of four population-specific food and nutrition guidelines background papers provide the Ministry of Health’s evidence base for nutrition advice via the current food and nutrition guidelines.