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Activity and Nutrition Aotearoa eUpdate 240

Wednesday, May 16, 2018   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: physical activity, children, newsletter, nutrition, Training, mental wellbeing, water

My Goal Chart

This new resource is a goal chart that will help parents and their children create healthy goals and ways work towards achieving them. The resource was developed by the Health Promotion Agency and Healthy Kids.

Marketing to Children

Is it time to change the advertising rules around schools? This is a question debated in 'Croakey' which is a social journalism project in Australia that enables debate and investigations of health issues and policy.

This article looks at a study that audited advertising in every bus shelter within a 500m radius of each school within five metropolitan areas in Perth. It found that a third of all advertising in bus shelters was for unhealthy products, more than half of which promoted junk food.

ANA is collecting both positive and negative examples of how advertising impacts on children. Send your comments, stories or photos to Alison at ANA (alison[at]

Drinking Fountains

Melbourne has embraced drinking fountains. Should NZ follow suit?

Watch the TVNZ story on the Melbourne water fountions.

Research published by Thomson and Wilson highlights only 11 working water fountains in 54 playgrounds from a NZ survey in 2018.

Share your drinking station story with Alison at ANA (alison[at]

Gain a Qualification in Pacific Nutrition

This course is designed for those already working in the health sector who want to learn more about Pacific nutrition.

This is an opportunity to extend your qualifications and gain a certificate from the Auckland University of Technology (AUT).

Enrol before 5th June for the next course in Auckland starting on 31st July 2018.

Don't Get the Sits

We know sitting less and moving more across the day could increase business productivity.

The Australian Heart Foundation highlighted sitting in their recent heart week campaign.

There is no one size fits all and approaches target the whole day, including both paid work and non-work time. 

Mental Health and Resilience

The NZ Health Education Association has published a senior teaching resource to support learning in mental health contexts in years 11-13. The resource contains 90 activities over nine themes including body image.

There are also well established guidelines from the Ministry of Education to support healthy eating environments and are tailored to suit early childhood, primary and secondary schools in NZ.

Health Star Rating System Update

Industry compliance monitoring indicates that food manufacturers and retailers are correctly applying and displaying Health Star Ratings in accordance with current guidance.

Over 150 companies are committed to using the Health Star Rating system, and there are about 3700 products on New Zealand supermarket shelves that display the Health Star Rating.


The feeling after Easter

Thanks for reading our update.

Activity and Nutrition Aotearoa.

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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