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New clues revealed in childhood obesity puzzle

Thursday, 21 September, 2017 - 09:34

New evidence from New Zealand’s contemporary longitudinal study Growing Up in New Zealand shows how genes and the environment may interact to promote obesity.

Otago study finds solving obesity epidemic can start at home

Thursday, 21 September, 2017 - 08:35

Fighting the wave of adolescent obesity in New Zealand could be as simple as establishing family rules and routines around food consumption and limiting screen time, a new University of Otago study has found.

Hospitalisation increasing and learning decreasing

Wednesday, 20 September, 2017 - 11:35

A recent New Zealand Herald article (September 19, 2017) by Kirsty Johnston has exemplified what educators in New Zealand have known for years. Child malnutrition is on the rise, and more and more New Zealand children are being hospitalised for nutrient deficiency.

Major parties' views on exercise and fitness

Tuesday, 19 September, 2017 - 11:59

ExerciseNZ has asked the major political parties for their stance on health-related fitness in the run up to Saturday’s national election, so more Kiwis are better educated about exercise.

Celebrating World Dietitian Day at Waikato DHB

Tuesday, 19 September, 2017 - 09:15

These days the word "diet" is often associated with fads and fashions. Anyone can be an instant nutrition expert, thanks to Google and websites full of pseudo-science.

Australian dietitian promotes benefits of superfoods

Monday, 18 September, 2017 - 11:45

Hayley Blienden is a dietitian, Australian superfood expert and founder of The Australian Superfood Company. The products are used by Australia's top chefs and can be found in Australia's leading cafes, restaurants and retailers.

ECE provider commits to action on obesity among preschoolers

Tuesday, 12 September, 2017 - 13:14

The country’s biggest early childhood provider says its not prepared to wait any longer for official action to address the overwhelming issues around obesity among our preschoolers.

Healthy Families NZ a promising approach

Tuesday, 12 September, 2017 - 11:42

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an interim evaluation of the Healthy Families NZ initiative has found it is helping communities around the country to make healthy changes.

Putting a stop sign on the road to obesity - TOP

Monday, 11 September, 2017 - 06:00

Forget a half-baked sugar tax, The Opportunities Party plans to tax all unhealthy foods to help New Zealanders save money while making good choices about what they put into their bodies.

Analysis of Health Promoting Schools 'shows clear educational benefits'

Friday, 8 September, 2017 - 14:12

Independent analysis has found that the Health Promoting Schools service is having a hugely positive impact on student outcomes, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says.

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