Current Food and Nutrition Guidelines

This series of four population-specific food and nutrition guidelines background papers provide the Ministry’s evidence base for nutrition advice.

These documents are an important tool for health practitioners and others who provide nutrition advice as part of their work.

Each guideline background paper has an accompanying health education resource for the general public.

Infants and Toddlers (0–2)

Children and Young People (2–18 years)

Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women

Older People

Transition to the Eating and Activity Guidelines Series

In response to the sector’s feedback, the Ministry has created a new model for providing nutrition and physical activity information to the health and physical activity sector. More about the Eating and Activity Guidelines Series can be found at Eating and Activity Guidelines.

Over time, the Ministry will update and transition the information in the Food and Nutrition Guideline Series to the Eating and Activity Guidelines Series. Current Eating and Activity Guideline documents include:

Until the transition is complete, the population-specific papers and health education resources found on this page remain the Ministry’s most current nutrition-related advice for those populations.

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