Ripple effect as West Auckland schools choose water as first choice
Water only policies in schools are on the rise and it’s the students leading the ‘water as the bes...
Rise in obesity rates in school children reverses promising preschool trend
Auckland’s level of obesity in under-fives has continued to fall for the third year in a row but new...
Advertising Standards Authority upholds complaint against Santa offering bottles of Coke in ad
ASA upholds complaint against Santa offering bottles of Coke The Advertising Standards Authority ...
Healthy changes pay off in the classroom
There’s plenty of research to show that eating well and being active at school has a positive impact...
Healthy has to be the new normal, everyday, and it has to be easy
Thousands of changes in the way we live have created Auckland's current obesogenic environment. It's...
Courageous conversations with patients on weight and diet
A discussion with a health professional can spark changes in activity and lifestyle.
Council removes sugary drinks from its leisure centre vending machines
Auckland Council demonstrates that fizzy is incompatible with active lifestyles.
Schools challenged to go water-only by 2016
The Ministries of Education and Health are joining forces to encourage schools to become water-only.
Pasifika families connect through physical challenge
Twenty five cousins from seven households have designed their first annual fitness challenge, choosing to focusing on reconnecting, being active and being healthy.
Concrete contribution to Aucklanders' health
The new Nelson St cycleway is important catch-up infrastructure for Aucklanders, with a linked up network the final goal.
Step it Up prompts people up stairs in Auckland hospitals
Feet stickers leading staff and visitors to stairwells has resulted in more people climbing steps around the region's hospitals.
Otara primary school finds sugar free an easy win
Principal Susan Dunlop has seen massive dividends in behaviour, learning and school harmony and parents quickly get behind the healthy policy.
Biking at school builds fitness at Onepoto
Decile one Onepoto primary students have discovered the thrill of bike jumps and tricks with the donation of bikes and a track at the school.
Paving the way to safer streets
Reclaiming streets in Māngere Central for cyclists and pedestrians offers many potential benefits beyond improving crash rates.
Fruit and vegetable bags makes fresh food accessible
Finding ways to make healthy food accessible and affordable is a challenge however the Foodtogether initiative offers hope for a convenient solution.
Kindy makes healthy food part of learning
Oranga Kindergarten has tackled a lack of access to cheap fruit and vegetables in its community by growing and cooking its own.