Clinical Guidelines for Weight Management in New Zealand Adults

Published online: 
30 November 2017
Clinical Guidelines for Weight Management in NZ Adults.

This publication provides updated clinical guidance for primary health care practitioners and others who provide advice on weight management for New Zealand adults.

These Guidelines update earlier Guidelines with meta-analyses, systematic reviews, large randomized controlled trials and New Zealand specific research published since 2009.

The Guidelines follow a four-stage process: monitor, assess, manage, and maintain. The key components of management are FAB: food and drink, activity (including reducing sedentary time, and supporting sufficient sleep), and behavioural strategies.

The 2017 Guidelines include recommendations for sufficient sleep for adults, and recommend regular monitoring of weight and body mass index in adults to enable early identification and advice for those trending towards obesity.

The Guidelines are supported by a series of diet and sleep tips along with advice on how to get started on a weight loss plan.

More advice for the public can be found in our Food, activity and sleep section.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    30 November 2017
  • ISBN:
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2017. Clinical Guidelines for Weight Management in New Zealand Adults. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:

    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.

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