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Activity and Nutrition Aotearoa eUpdate 211

Wednesday, May 03, 2017   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, nutrition, physical activity, survey, walking, Training

In the news this week... walkable streets, balanced diets, Starlight research outcomes and evaluating your projects.

ANA Survey Results

Thank you to over 150 people who responded to the 2017 ANA survey.

  • 91 percent of you read the eUpdate most of the time or always.
  • 86 percent believe the content of the eUpdate is important to the needs of the public health nutrition and physical activity sector.

ANA is pleased to be delivering a valuable service to the sector. We always welcome your feedback and ideas - please don’t wait for another survey to tell us what you think. We will share further details with you once the report is completed.

50 Reasons Why Everyone Should Want More Walkable Streets

A new report outlines ways cities can make it easier for people to walk more and why it matters.

Easy Evaluation Workshops

Learn to evaluate your projects. Gain skills and confidence in using evaluation in your work and learn how to apply programme logic.

This two-day workshop is free and runs in 5 different locations throughout New Zealand.

Find out more these evaluation workshops.

What is a Balanced Diet Anyway?

"Having a ‘balanced diet’ means you’re getting enough of all the right nutrients - not equal amounts of pizza and broccoli"

Prof. Claire Collins dicusses what a balanced diet really looks like in this article from The Conversation.

Toi Ako Webinar: Starlight Research

Do nutrition labels help us to choose healthier foods? What difference do the new Health Star Rating labels make to food choices?

Join Toi Tangata on Wednesday 10th May with Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu from the University of Auckland who will present the results of the New Zealand Starlight study.

Toi Tangata are Looking For a New Kaimahi

Are you an awesome Kaiārahi with expertise and skills in nutrition, mātauranga Māori and training? Are you passionate about the wellbeing of our Māori communities?

If so, Toi Tangata would love to hear from you!

Please email Toi Tangata for a position description (awhina[at]


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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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