Eating and Activity Guidelines

What and how much you eat and drink, and being physically active are important for good health.

This section contains the current evidence-based guidelines on healthy eating and physical activity for key population groups. They are intended for use by health practitioners and others providing nutrition and physical activity advice to the public. Additional information on specific eating and activity issues are also available for health practitioners under issues-based documents.

Information for the public on how to follow the guidance is available under resources for the public.

In this section

  • The Ministry’s current advice on healthy eating and physical activity for key population groups including babies and toddlers, children and young people, adults including pregnant and breastfeeding women, and older people. These guidelines are written for health practitioners and others providing nutrition and physical activity advice to the public. Read more
  • Key information in one easy-to-use document, for health practitioners and others providing nutrition and physical activity advice to the public. The second edition of Eating and Activity Guidelines for New Zealand Adults includes advice for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Read more
  • In-depth information to support the Guidelines document. These documents focus on specific eating and activity issues and offer detailed advice for population groups. Read more
  • Resources for the public on healthy eating and physical activity. Read more
  • Links on topics like nutrition, physical activity, cultural competency, advice for specific ethnic groups and more. Read more
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