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Activity and Nutrition Aotearoa eUpdate 209

Wednesday, April 05, 2017   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, nutrition, physical activity, conferences, mental wellbeing, walking, vacancies

ANA Conference: Early Bird Registrations Close Friday!

Join us to be inspired, embrace change and make a difference.

Early Bird registrations close on Friday 7th April 2017.

Register now to attend the 2017 ANA Conference.

World Health Day: 7th of April

Depression: Let's talk poster from the WHO.World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization.

The theme for the 2017 World Health Day is Depression.

Find out more about physical activity and mental wellbeing (Ministry of Health).

Read the British Mental Health Foundation: Healthy Eating and Depression booklet.

Find out more about World Health Day.

World Iron Awareness Day

Are you getting enough?

World Iron Awareness Week will run during the first week of May with the aim of increasing awareness on the importance of iron during pregnancy.

The ‘Are you getting enough?’ annual campaign will focus on encouraging New Zealanders to talk about the very real issue of iron deficiency and highlight the risks associated with iron deficiency in pregnancy.

Want to get involved?

Contact Emily Parks for more information (emily[at]

Living Streets: Blueprint for Change

Snapshot of the cover of the Living Streets UK publication titled 'Creating walking cities'.Living Streets UK has published a new guide to help practitioners improve cities and streets for walking.

Create walking cities: A blueprint for change sets out seven steps to a walking city which will lead to healthier, more economically successful, greener and stronger communities.

Vacancies For Health Facilitators For Active Futures

Otara Health is now looking for health facilitators to deliver a new service called Active Futures. This service will work with parents/caregivers and their four year old child who are referred from Before School Check providers.

Health Facilitators will work to enable whānau to increase control over their health by supporting them to improve their nutrition and physical activity.

Applications close Thursday 13th April 2017.


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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