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Activity and Nutrition Aotearoa eUpdate 229

Wednesday, December 06, 2017   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: physical activity, children, newsletter, nutrition, Training, obesity, weight

Ka Pai Kai Rotorua

The Heart Foundation in collaboration with Healthy Families Rotorua has begun a partnership that sees the adaption of the Ka Pai Kai initiative for the Rotorua Community, and eventually the establishment of Ka Pai Kai Rotorua Charitable Trust.

ANA’s Guide to Practical Christmas Gifts for Less than $20

ANA staff have put together a quick guide to help you with finding healthy and affordable Christmas gifts.

Share your gift ideas with ANA and this page will be updated on a regular basis. Send your suggestions to Alison (alison[at]

Book Review: Bright ideas for young minds

WIN a copy of this new book.

Email Alison with your favourite activity to get children physically active and away from screens over the holidays if you would like to go into the draw to win a copy of this book in time for Christmas (alison[at]

Adult and Childhood Obesity on the Increase

Here are a few observations on obesity from the new Tier 1 data released from the 2016/17 New Zealand Health Survey:

  • Obesity is trending upwards.
  • Adult obesity (measured BMI 30+) has reached a new high of 32.2 percent - up from 26.5 percent in 2006/07.
  • Childhood obesity is on the increase for both boys and girls in all age groups.
  • 12.3 percent of children aged 0 -14 years are obese. This has increased from 8.4 percent in 2006/07.

Clinical Guidelines for Weight Management in New Zealand Adults

Is the Paleo diet the solution to weight management? What are the steps to take for sustainable and healthy weight loss? Find out in the new Clinical Guidelines for Weight Management in New Zealand Adults.

Public Health Leadership Programme 2018

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 2nd February 2018. Places are limited to 36 in total. Applicants not previously accepted are encouraged to apply again.

One programme will be offered in Wellington and one in Auckland in 2018.

Programme 1 (Wellington): 20th - 21st June, 22nd - 23rd August, and 31st October - 1st November 2018.

Programme 2 (Auckland): 27th - 28th June, 29th - 30th August, and 7th - 8th November 2018.

Anyone working in the public health sector may apply for a place on the programme.

Get more information on the Public Health Leadership Programme, including application criteria, programme dates and online applications.


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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