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Activity and Nutrition Aotearoa eUpdate 205

Wednesday, March 08, 2017   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, physical activity, nutrition, children, awareness, walking

This week celebrates International Women's Day, World Kidney Day and Walk2Work Day!

Also find out more about the latest on the sugar tax debate and the new ASA codes.

The Latest in the Sugar Tax Debate

Pile of sugar with the word tax.A tax on SSBs: a no brainer or we don't need it - you decide.

The Spinoff have published a sugar tax debate:

Read the latest on the sugar tax debate from the Public Health Expert Blog who present an analysis of the new NZ Treasury report on a soft drink tax.

New Comprehensive Children and Young People’s Advertising Code Released

In October 2015, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)  announced it would review the code for advertising to children and the children's code for advertising food. ANA took part in the review process by writing a submission. 

Some of the main changes to the code include:

  • Combining the two children's codes into one
  • Code including everyone under the age of 18
  • New definition of 'treat food'
  • New definition of 'advertisment' now includes sponsorship
  • Care required to not mislead as to the nutritive value of food

Read the media release and find out more about the Children and Young People’s Advertising Code.

International Women's Day

International Women's Day.International Women's Day is on Wednesday 8th of March. 

Watch these motivating videos from the US, UK and Australia which encourage and promote women to move. #BeBoldForChange

World Kidney Day: March 9th 2017

On 9th March 2017 World Kidney Day (WKD) – the global awareness campaign dedicated to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys - will be celebrated by millions of people around the world.

This year’s focus is Kidney Disease and Obesity – Healthy Lifestyle for Healthy Kidneys!

Get more information on World Kidney Day.

Walk2Work Day

Walking sign.Walk2Work Day Wednesday 8th March 2017 is good for your health, and the health of our planet.

Walk and catch a bus or train to your daily activity and win health benefits - walking is part of every journey.

Check out Living Streets Aotearoa for more information on Walk2Work Day.

Active Living Laboratory Symposium

The University of Otago Active Living Laboratory is hosting its inaugural symposium in August to facilitate and grow an international, multidisciplinary and multi-sector dialogue related to Active Living and Environment.

Abstract submissions close on Monday 10th March 2017.

Find out more about the Active Living Laboratory Symposium.

Health Promoter Vacancy

Diabetes Project Trust.Diabetes Project Trust is looking for an experienced health promoter to advance our efforts in improving health outcomes in a programme called Cook'n Kiwi/Healthy Eating On A Budget.

Job applications close Friday 10th March 2017.

View a job description for the Health Promoter role at the Diabetes Project Trust.



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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