The Ministry provides advice to the Government on nutrition and physical activity for healthy New Zealanders.
It ensures that nutrition and physical activity recommendations for health practitioners, and health education resources, for consumers, have a sound evidence base.
The Ministry works across Government, often with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), non-governmental organisations (NGOs), international government and NGOs, and academics on nutrition and physical activity issues.
This section contains Food and Nutrition Guidelines for healthy New Zealanders, and information about the Food and Beverage Classification System. There is also information on topical nutrition issues such as iodine and folic acid.