healthy food

Eating for Healthy Children aged 2 to 12/Ngā Kai Tōtika mō te Hunga Kōhungahunga

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.

Healthy food in schools

The Heart Foundation wants healthy food, drink and activity in schools. The Heart Foundation infographic highlights health statistics related to children and schools in New Zealand and explains how the Heart Foundation can work with your school.

Consuming healthy foods and drinks every day not only improves students’ overall health but can also improve their concentration, behaviour and opportunity to learn. Fuel 4 Life: Schools gives you guidance on how to encourage healthy eating habits in your school.

Providing healthier beverage options in your workplace

"A workplace that supports wellbeing has staff who are more productive, happier and healthier. Employees spend 60% of their waking hours at work and this usually includes at least one meal time. Swapping sugar-sweetened beverages for low or no-sugar options is an easy way for employees to improve their health." 

The Health Promotion Agency gives guidance on providing healthier beverage options in your workplace. 

Children’s Commissioner: Guidelines for school food programmes

These Children's Commissioner guidelines are for schools that want to have a successful food programme – whether they are just thinking about where to start, or wanting to improve an existing one. The guidelines aim to ensure any programme achieves the maximum possible health and educational benefits for all children. 

Water­ only school success story­: Yendarra School, Otara

In 2006 the school began a series of small changes in the food and beverage environment which have resulted in significant weight loss among pupils – and a lot of other striking improvements in behaviour, attendance, health and learning achievementsThat Sugar Film tells the Yendarra School story