Nutrition publications

Publications relating to food and nutrition in New Zealand.


  • Published 02 September 2010
    This publication outlines the activities delivered on behalf of the Ministry of Health during the 2010/11 financial year to implement the Clinical Guidelines for Weight Management in New Zealand Adults; and the Clinical Guidelines for Weight Management in New Zealand Children and Young People.
  • Published 02 November 2008
    This document provides evidence-based population health advice for pregnant and breastfeeding women on healthy eating and being physically active.
  • Published 02 November 2008
    The Healthy – Eating, Healthy Action: Oranga Kai – Oranga Pumau, Progress on implementing the HEHA strategy 2008 document will inform a wide range of audiences - from the government and private sectors to the public in general - about Healthy Eating – Healthy Action (HEHA).
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    Published 02 May 2008
    The Food and Nutrition Guidelines for Healthy Infants and Toddlers (Aged 0-2): A background paper - Partially revised December 2012, brings together and updates key areas of food and nutrition that affect the health of infants and toddlers.
  • Published 02 October 2006
    Relevant, reliable and timely food and nutrition monitoring data are essential for the development and monitoring of effective food and nutrition-related policies, programmes and services.
  • Published 02 June 2006
    This paper provides an analysis of the usefulness and operational feasibility of an indicator to monitor both obesity in children and young people, and the effectiveness of the collective strategies and interventions used to prevent and manage childhood obesity. The work uses a ‘Leading for Outcomes’ approach, which is a systems-level framework employed by the Clinical Services Directorate of the Ministry of Health, with an initial focus on chronic disease prevention and management.
  • Published 02 May 2006
    Nutrient Reference Values are the levels of recommended intakes of essential nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals. These technical documents include discussion of each nutrient and all the recommendations, and an appendix detailing the evidence for each recommendation.
  • Published 02 December 2004
    Obesity is one of the most important modifiable risk factors for a number of major diseases, including type 2 diabetes mellitus, ischaemic heart disease, ischaemic stroke and several common cancers. In the last two decades, the prevalence of overweight and obesity in developed countries has increased so quickly that is has been described as an epidemic. However, until now we have lacked a detailed description of obesity trends in New Zealand over an extended period of time.
  • Published 02 June 2004
    The Healthy Eating – Healthy Action: Oranga Kai – Oranga Pumau: Strategy framework (HEHA Strategy) provides an integrated policy framework to bring about changes in the environment in which New Zealanders live, work and play as this relates to nutrition, physical activity and obesity. It is the Ministry’s response to three of the 13 priority population health objectives in the New Zealand Health Strategy (Minister of Health 2000).
  • Published 02 November 2003
    It describes the methodologies and the data on nutrient intakes and their sources; food security; eating patterns; frequently eaten foods; physical activity patterns; dental health; anthropometric measures and selected nutrition-related clinical measures of New Zealand schoolchildren 5–14 years of age.
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