Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter
Send news

News tags

mental health  physical activity  earthquake  vacancies  families  public health  children  funding  poverty  health determinants  social  Community development  planning  employment  healthy cities  volunteers  newsletter  youth  volunteering  nutrition  employment opportunity  housing  alcohol and drugs  maori  community engagement  rebuilding  wellbeing  disabilities  Lectures  counselling  Training  earthquake recovery  sustainability  event  community gardens  Community  seminar  Awards  stress  Community Groups  mens health  research  arts  smokefree  culture  men  exercise  migrants  community event  education  environment  resilience  human rights  health  medical  business  sport  conferences  survey  mental wellbeing  Courses  obesity  elderly  support group  environmental health  healthy food  health promotion  violence  pacific health  resources  music  rebuild  women  race relations  meeting  gardens  workshop  services  leadership  forum  water  disabled  repair  transport  prevention  pacific  dance  fundraising  asian health  sexual health  inequality  markets  cancer  support  disasters  development  mindfulness  dementia  presentation  collaboration  health in all policies  Hui  data analysis  recovery  smoking  law  drugs and alcohol  technology  safety  cycling  Sleep  policy  justice  parenting  media  hearing  walking  land  neighbours  social justice  qualification  resilient cities  information  community connection  consultation  oral health  bullying  depression  youth empowerment  young people  activities  non-profit  charity  harm  NURSES  addiction  disease  Communication  alcohol  symposium  District Plan  advanced care plans  submission  anxiety  accessibility  Relationships  eating  economics  Design  Build  Advocacy  eLearning  falls  parking  energy  efficiency  heating  insulation  advice  build environment  Expo  Parents  conference  Eating Disorders  abuse  waste  commuting  nominations  Matariki  webinar  weight  diabetes  workplace  Film  Climate Change  Tree Planting  solutions  urban  management  Fundraiser  economy  plan  restoration  Report  Vulnerability  welfare  parks  learning  awareness  emergencies  legislation  injury prevention  reading  Meeting Room  conservation  concert  language  refugees  recreation  vacancy  built environment  data  gardening  venue  drugs  urban design  Food  Legal Help  health lectures  Meditation  free talk  older people  finances  stop bullying  youth workers  suicide  heritage  gender  recycling  breastfeeding  conflict  anti-bullying  strengths-based  open day  public  health research  identity  Self Esteem  Psychodrama  networking  vision  Nursing  submissions  Rainbow  biodiversity  Due to a significant MSD Contract increase our Team is seeking four fulltime Family Support Workers (these are fixed term positions through to 30 June 2020).  Our Team is seeking two fulltime Children’s Team Lead Professionals based in Christchurch (these are fixed term positions through to 30 June 2020).  Due to a rural expansion of our MSD Contract our Team is seeking one fulltime Family Support Worker (this is a fixed term position through to 30 June 2020).  campaign  Trustee  promotion  partnership  Gut Health  diversity  therapy  older adults  sexuality  computing  Older Person  pollution  School Holidays  Arts Therapy  social work  providers  free resources  blog  gambling  residential care  Maori health  Pasifika health  screening  trauma  whanau  kaumatua  autism  Governance  treaty of waitangi  care  anger  mentoring  pets  relaxation  Professional Development  evaluation  active  pornography  exhibition  history  Testing  retirement  discrimination  vaping  allergies  administration  records  deaf  heart  equity  lockdown  grief  confidence  self-esteem  rural  homecare  hygiene  participation  aging  tourism  summer  accommodation  intervention  warning  podcast  science  election  petition  cannabis  swimming  roadworks  traffic  wildlife  stroke  beaches  pools  ethics  immunisation  vaccination  brain  kindness  preparation  travel 

Activity and Nutrition Aotearoa Focus: 4th May 2020

Wednesday, May 6, 2020   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, Food, nutrition, healthy food, physical activity

Kia Ora. There are many challenges ahead for those passionate about wellbeing especially food security. We have witnessed all levels of society demonstrating a strong ability to pivot quickly and support local communities. ANA intends to embrace this positivity moving forward and invites you to make contact with us to let us know how we can share the work you are doing to ensure the ANA Vision, 'Everyone in Aotearoa can and does eat well and leads an active life', is achieved.

Ngā mihi,
Alison Pask - Executive Director

Food security in the spotlight

Chris Farrelly of the Auckland City Mission recommends we use this time in COVID-19 as an opportunity to address food security.

Dr Geoff Kira says "there are a few ways in which we can improve the situation for whānau during the COVID-19 pandemic and they all just happen to celebrate our culture."

Read Dr Kira's opinion piece on food security - published on Massey University's website.

Chief Executive of Toi Tangata Megan Tunks sends a strong message, warning that Unhealthy Takeaways Have No Mauri.

ANA talks to Dr Geoff Kira

Geoff is a public health scientist with the School of Health Sciences at Massey University.

ANA's executive director Alison Pask says we are lucky to have Geoff working in public health in Aotearoa. He is a passionate researcher that works to improve communities living in poverty with a focus on improving access to healthy kai.

Read more about Dr Geoff Kira.

Fibre-rich diet has a lower death risk

This systematic review found high-fibre diets are a key aspect of diabetes management recommending up to 35 grams of fibre daily.

COVID-19 Kai Survey

This online survey is collecting data about how COVID-19 has changed shopping, cooking and eating habits.

Living Streets Aotearoa Walking Awards

The New Zealand Walking Awards celebrate and recognise New Zealand achievements for walkers by acknowledging innovative new facilities, highlighting national best practice and rewarding ongoing commitment to walking. The awards which close on 10th May, are open to all - private companies and public organisations, not-for-profit groups, and community organisations or individuals.

Find out more about the New Zealand Walking Awards.

Evidence questions long term weight loss diets

This systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomised trials showed that most macronutrient diets result in modest weight loss and substantial improvements in cardiovascular risk factors - particularly blood pressure - over six months. However, at 12 months the effects on weight reduction and improvements in cardiovascular risk factors largely disappear.

Food taxes and subsidies to protect health: relevance to Aotearoa New Zealand

Well respected NZ researchers have reviewed the potential use of food taxes and subsidies to protect health in Aotearoa. They reviewed 14 systematic reviews on the tax and/or subsidy topic since 2015 in the scientific literature and report that such interventions have favourable impacts from a health perspective.

Read the viewpoint in the NZMJ on food taxes and subsidies.

Staying well during COVID-19

There have been many articles written about the importance of eating well and staying active during COVID-19.

Sport NZ has a useful guide for physical activity at Level 3 and 4.

An article from Newshub reinforces the importance of healthy eating to stay well and recommends avoiding turning to takeaways and processed foods.

Follow the latest advice on the COVID-19 website.

CPAG Post Budget Brunch

The Child Action Poverty Group are hosting an online post budget brunch: 'From lockdown to unlocking potential' on 15th May 2020.

CALD Cultural Competency Courses

These courses provide learners with insight and understanding of cultural dimensions, how different cultures respond to health-related situations, different health concepts, faith-based practices, and differences in expectations from health systems. The courses are aimed at practitioners who work with migrants and refugees from Asian, Middle Eastern and African backgrounds. 

Take a look at the range of CALD courses available.

Just Cook recipe book

The Nutrition Foundation has developed online recipes suitable for one or two people.

We salute you Captain Tom Moore

This is an inspiring story of how one person can set a goal and make a difference. The inspirational second world war veteran Captain Tom Moore has been appointed an honorary colonel to mark his 100th birthday in recognition of his efforts that have raised nearly £30m for the National Health Service. Moore first captured our attention by fundraising to walk the length of his 25m garden 100 times before his birthday.

Watch and listen to You'll Never Walk Alone featuring Captain Tom Moore, Michael Ball and The NHS Voices of Care Choir.

Healthy Christchurch Champions

  • Canterbury District Health Board
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ngai Tahu
  • NZ Police
  • Pegasus Health
  • University of Otago, Christchurch