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New paper series: Aotearoa, land of the long wide bare cupboard

Thursday, 7 November, 2019 - 11:58

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has launched a series of papers to highlight the problems children face living in food insecure households. The first three papers in the series, entitled Aotearoa, land of the long wide bare cupboard , are available for download now.

Preterm blood-test a step closer with $230k boost

Monday, 4 November, 2019 - 07:30

A Liggins Institute researcher has received a $NZ230,000 boost to develop a mid-pregnancy blood test to predict premature birth.

Industry-first guide to ensure our playgrounds fit the bill

Friday, 1 November, 2019 - 08:17

Playground Centre, the company behind award-winning playgrounds in New Zealand and Australia, has released a guide to creating playgrounds that ensure children, families and communities reap the physical, emotional and social benefits of play.

Curbing sugar intake needs to start at the top of the food chain

Wednesday, 30 October, 2019 - 15:33

As trick-or-treating children prepare for their Halloween haul, scientists, dentists, doctors and the beverage industry are meeting tomorrow (31 October) to discuss the impact sugar has on New Zealand health.

Opinion: Extra ingredients needed to get recipe right for free lunches in schools

Wednesday, 30 October, 2019 - 14:43

The Government has announced it will roll out a trial school lunch program in 120 schools in early 2020 providing healthy lunches to schoolchildren.

They must be applauded for this initiative and it’s long overdue.

Many countries have well proven heathy school lunch programs.

Superb Spring superfoods are here

Monday, 21 October, 2019 - 10:30

Spring is a great time to shake up your diet and make the most of new seasonal produce to boost your overall health and vitality.

UC researchers respond to disturbing children and nutrition report

Thursday, 17 October, 2019 - 16:13

UNICEF’s shocking 2019 State of the World’s Children report reveals that at least two out of three children in the world are not fed the minimum of a healthy diverse diet.

Labour wants another tax - McClay

Wednesday, 9 October, 2019 - 10:43

Less than 24 hours after revealing its coffers are overflowing with Kiwis hard-earned money, the Government has decided it’s not enough and it wants to slap Kiwis with another tax, National’s Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay says.

Burden of knee osteoarthritis costs predicted to almost double to $370 million

Friday, 4 October, 2019 - 17:00

Public health measures to reduce obesity rates would help slow the rising burden of costs associated with knee osteoarthritis, projected to almost double to $370 million by 2038.

NZ still one of worst places for too many overweight kids - ExerciseNZ

Monday, 23 September, 2019 - 07:15

Despite the Ministry of Health error in their obesity survey, New Zealand is still one of the worst places in the world for having too many overweight people, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says.