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Activity and Nutrition Aotearoa eUpdate 225

Wednesday, October 18, 2017   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, nutrition, physical activity, urban design, falls, prevention, forum

Research Commentary on Cancer and Obesity Research

A diet high in energy dense foods (those high in fats and/or added sugars and/or low in fibre) contribute to increasing rates of obesity globally. With obesity related to some cancers, the question arises whether energy dense foods themselves can increase the risk of obesity-related cancer.  

Read the research commentary "Association between Dietary Energy Density and Obesity-Associated Cancer: Results from the Women’s Health Initiative".

ANA Asian Forum: It's not too late to register

Join us for a one-day nutrition and physical activity forum that aims to strengthen the public health workforce to improve Asian health outcomes.

Date: Wednesday November 1st 2017.
Location: Auckland.

Register now for the ANA Asian Forum.

Download the flyer for more details on the ANA Asian Forum.

New Evidence Review on Dairy and Heart Health

The Heart Foundation recently commissioned an independent review of the evidence around dairy and the heart.

The Heart Foundation recommends that New Zealanders continue to choose mostly reduced-fat dairy options as part of a heart-healthy eating pattern - based on current evidence.

Download the Heart Foundation's Position Statement on dairy products and the heart.

Download the Dairy and the Heart Evidence Paper.

Download a Q and A sheet on Dairy and the Heart.

Building Healthy Environments

Download "Citizen Science applied to Building Healthier Community Environments: Advancing the field through shared contruct and measurement development" - new research from the International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity.

Visit the new Healthy Cities by Design Facebook page aiming to inform and inspire people to advocate for healthy and age friendly cities.

Video: Falls prevention

This animated video demonstrates how six simple exercises can keep people mobile and independent as they age. The video is aimed at those aged 85 years and over.

Tree Pose in the Park!

A great photo from the ANA garden walk and picnic for Mental Healh Awareness Day and World Obesity Day.

Activity and Nutrition Aotearoa.Thanks for reading our update.

Kind regards - ngā mihi
The team at ANA

Editors note: Views expressed in this e-update do not necessarily represent the views of Agencies for Nutrition Action, its member organisations or its funders.

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