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ANA Focus: 13 August 2019

Wednesday, August 14, 2019   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, nutrition, physical activity, children, healthy food, conferences, symposium, research, Report, maori, equity

Kia Ora. Enjoy reading this ANA Focus which has a variety of interesting articles to keep you informed. I especially like the UK supermarket designed by public health experts. It was one of our most popular Facebook posts recently and is a concept which could be replicated in Aotearoa.

Ngā mihi,

Alison Pask
Acting Executive Director

New Supermarket Layout

UK's first supermarket designed by public health experts launches in Central London. The store gives greater visibility to healthy foods, such as fruit, vegetables and pulses.

View the supermarket layout.

Cheap Eats: Easy, tasty and economical family meals

The Heart Foundation together with FinCap have relaunched the Cheap Eats cookbook as a way of helping people and families living on a tight budget to eat nourishing food.

Cheap Eats contains budget-friendly tips including simple recipes, ways to save money on food and heart-healthy cooking advice. All recipes in Cheap Eats use everyday ingredients and will feed a family for less than $3 per serve, without losing taste, quality or nutrition.

Download digital copies and order hard copies of the new version of Cheap Easts.

Contact Heart Foundation National Nutrition Advisor Lily Henderson for more information (lilyh[at]heartfoundation.org.nz).

Household Food Insecurity among Children: New Zealand Health Survey

The information in this 2019 report from the Ministry of Health provides insights that can be used to improve the wellbeing of children and understand the impact of poverty.

Download the report "Household Food Insecurity among Children: New Zealand Health Survey".

The Nutrition Society of New Zealand Conference

The Nutrition Society of New Zealand invites you to submit abstracts for presentations for the 2019 Conference – “Beyond Nutrition - kei tua i te kaitōtika” - to be held at the Eastern Institute of Technology in Napier, 28-29 November 2019.

Find out about the Nutrition Society of New Zealand conference.

Health Gains Switching to Active Transport

Swapping short car trips for walking or biking could achieve as much health gain as ongoing tobacco tax increases, according to a study from the University of Otago, Wellington.

Read more on this active transport study from the University of Otago.

Car-free Oslo

In this city pedestrians and cyclists take precedence over private cars.

Visit the Oslo website for more information.

Equally Well

Check out the key facts infographic about Equally Well, illustrating the need to achieve physical health equity for those experiencing mental health and addiction issues.

A webinar on mental health and cardiovascular disease will be held on 10th September 2019 at 3 pm.
Register online for this webinar.

Action on Inequities Needed

New Zealand’s health system must understand and address inequities in how Māori and non-Māori access and receive health services, says a report released on 29 July 2019.

Read the report "A window on the quality of Aotearoa New Zealand's health care 2019 – a view on Māori health equity".

Is a Child-Centred Approach Right?

Corinna Hawkes is on the London Child Obesity Taskforce and she concludes in this article 'when we start to think from the child’s perspective, things become clearer.'

A child-centred approach is not about targeting individual kids: it’s about understanding how the system around them can be changed in a way that meets them where they are. In changing the system, we can make a difference, helping kids grow up healthier, now, and for future generations.

Read the Corinna Hawkes' article on the London City Hall blog.

Dietitians NZ Concerned

Dietitians NZ is not in favour of recommendations on the new sustainability guidelines for the health sector. In their media statement, they make two important points:

  1. A general recommendation to reduce meat and dairy in hospitals is not appropriate.
  2. The government should focus its efforts on prevention to reduce the number of people admitted to hospital.

Read the media statement from Dietitians NZ on the new health sector sustainability guidelines.

7th Annual FIZZ Symposium

“Sweet As? Sugar’s impact on our health” on Thursday 31 October 2019 at the Fale Pasifika in The Auckland Business School.

Presentations include the addictiveness of sugar, the efficacy and political realities of sugar-taxes, what corporate responsibility looks like, school and workplace interventions and much more....

Book tickets for the 7th Annual FIZZ Symposium.

From Evidence to Every day

This symposium 'Translating nutrition research for a healthy Aotearoa' is being been held on Friday 20 September 2019, 9am-5pm, at the Nordmeyer Lecture Theatre, University of Otago, Wellington.

See the draft programme for this symposium.

Free Fruit and Vegetables in Schools

Over 100,000 children from low decile primary and intermediate schools currently receive fresh seasonal produce to eat every day in class over 24 million servings handed out every year at 550 different schools nationwide.

New research shows a strong desire for the Government funded scheme to be expanded.

Read the 5+ A Day press release on free fruit and vege in schools.


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