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Getting kids active is life changing

Tuesday, 18 April, 2017 - 16:51

Having healthy habits in childhood; being active and having a varied and nutritionally balanced diet is important to long term health outcomes, well into adulthood.

New appointment to support physical activity and nutrition in schools

Wednesday, 12 April, 2017 - 18:24

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Education Minister Hekia Parata have welcomed the appointment of Professor Grant Schofield, as the Ministry of Education’s first Chief Education Health and Nutrition Advisor.

Could mothers’ bacteria protect c-section babies from obesity risk?

Tuesday, 11 April, 2017 - 09:30

A team of New Zealand researchers will investigate whether bacteria from mothers’ vaginas could protect babies born by caesarean section from a greater risk of obesity.

Health professionals welcome today’s Zero Carbon Act launch

Monday, 10 April, 2017 - 11:30

Health professionals congratulate Generation Zero on today’s Zero Carbon Act campaign launch.

Future cities are about liveability and wellbeing - experts

Tuesday, 4 April, 2017 - 05:00

Liveability and creating healthy communities will be the focus of future cities according to international sustainability experts.

Top line-up for National Rural Health Conference

Friday, 24 March, 2017 - 12:05

Dr Peter Moodie, Dr Robyn Toomath, Dr Eric Crampton, mental health campaigner Matt Shirtcliff, former All Black Norm Hewitt, and clean water campaigner Marnie Prickett are amongst the line-up of keynote speakers at this year’s National Rural Health Conference in Wellington.

Play.Sport having an impact one year on

Wednesday, 22 March, 2017 - 15:13

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says up to 20,000 children are benefiting from a pilot programme which seeks to transform the way physical education (PE) is taught in schools.

Is a sugar tax the best solution to obesity?

Tuesday, 21 March, 2017 - 08:35

Increased use of sugary food and drink plays a big role in New Zealand’s high obesity rate. It also contributes to other health problems, such as type two diabetes and dental issues.

Taxes on soft drinks have been implemented by some countries to help reduce obesity rates.

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Jonathan Boston

Saturday, 18 March, 2017 - 12:02


Calls for a four year fixed parliamentary term, and for no early elections unless in extreme circumstances

Thousands to benefit from new charitable initiative

Friday, 17 March, 2017 - 12:07

Thousands of children are expected to benefit from a new charitable initiative which will see $1million donated to those living in poverty as well as a range of other health, cultural and other causes.

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