Obesity-related publications

Publications relating to obesity, nutrition and physical activity in New Zealand.

Publications

  • Published 18 July 2016
    This report presents the findings of the eighth survey in an on-going monitor of participants in the Green Prescriptions Active Families (Active Families) programme. As in previous years, the survey sought the views of participants about how well the programme worked for their child and family. 
  • Weight Management in 2–5 Year Olds.
    Published 30 June 2016
    A practical resource to equip health providers with the most up-to-date evidence-based tools to monitor, assess and manage overweight and obese patients.
  • Review of Physical Activity Guidance and Resources for Under-Fives.
    Published 14 April 2016
    The Ministry is in the process of reviewing the Active Movement resources, which cover age and stage appropriate fundamental movement skills, activities and other information for children under five years. The Review of Physical Activity Guidance and Resources for Under-Fives provides options and recommendations to the Ministry on how these resources could be updated.
  • Infant Feeding in an Emergency.
    Published 18 December 2015
    Advice for emergency management staff on planning for and responding to infant feeding needs in an emergency. This includes the Guide for DHB Emergency Management Staff and the Roles and Responsibilities document.
  • Published 10 December 2015
    This report presents the 2014/15 results from the New Zealand Health Survey, for both adults and children. The reports includes information on health behaviours and risk factors, health conditions and access to health services.
  • Eating and Activity Guidelines for New Zealand Adults.
    Published 28 October 2015
    Key information in one easy-to-use document, for health practitioners and others providing nutrition and physical activity advice to the public. The first edition of Eating and Activity Guidelines for New Zealand Adults introduces updated guidelines for adults. Future editions will also include key guidelines for other population groups.
  • Published 30 June 2015
    This report presents the findings from the 2015 Green Prescription (GRx) initiative patient survey, conducted for the Ministry of Health (the Ministry) in April and May 2015.
  • Published 30 June 2015
    This report presents the findings of the seventh survey in an on-going monitor of participants in the Green Prescriptions Active Families (Active Families) programme. 
  • Published 07 May 2015
    This publication includes key data from the New Zealand Health Survey at District Health Board and Public Health Unit level for adults and children.
  • Understanding Excess Body Weight.
    Published 16 April 2015
    This publication explores the increase in obesity obesity over a 36-year period to 2013 and reviews the current status of adult and child obesity in New Zealand, looking at the population subgroups that are affected most.
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