Healthy Futures is a Wellington-based charitable trust set up in 2013 by a passionate group of health professionals. 

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We are concerned with the increase of obesity-related health problems in communities, in particular type 2 diabetes in children. Type 2 diabetes is serious, yet it is largely PREVENTABLE. Healthy Futures was founded out of frustration with seeing patients suffer from this largely preventable but incurable disease.

Our vision is for all New Zealand children to live in an environment that enables and supports healthy eating and physical activity.


Healthy Futures works with individuals, families / whānau, groups and organisations that are committed to improving the health and well­being of the community. We promote healthy environments and healthy lifestyles, with the specific aim of reducing obesity and type 2 diabetes, particularly in children.

What makes us different?


Our messages  and initiatives are backed with credible and robust scientific evidence. We are not biased by commercial interests, urban mythology or popular trends. 

Healthy Futures facilitates the Child Obesity Prevention Network (COPN). The COPN facilitates communication and collaboration between interested stakeholders, and advocates for healthy environments in the Wellington region. 


Healthy Futures aims to improve the health and wellbeing of New Zealand children.


We offer practical, achievable advice, delivered in an interactive way, to empower individuals and whānau to make sustainable healthy lifestyle choices. Our evidence ­based initiatives are run by qualified health professionals who have strong links within the health community.

Healthy Futures helps to improve the health and wellbeing of New Zealand children by:

  • Raising awareness of food environments and how we can make changes so that it is easier for everyone to make healthy choices.
  • Empowering individuals and whānau to make healthy choices.
  • Providing resources to support healthy eating and physical activity.
  • Providing education about type 2 diabetes and how you can prevent it.

Type 2 diabetes is a serious health problem yet it is largely PREVENTABLE (even if you are at risk of developing it). We want to stop type 2 diabetes developing in your family and the wider community.


See our programmes for more information on how Healthy Futures can support you and your community.


Our funders and supporters


Healthy Futures would not be able to do what we do without the generous support of many people and organisations providing funding, professional support, and volunteer hours.  We are very grateful for the support of the following organisations:

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Meet the team