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Activity and Nutrition Aotearoa eUpdate 217

Wednesday, July 12, 2017   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, nutrition, physical activity, women, children, obesity, conferences

Kia ora. In the news this week... Health Star Rating submission; Physical Activity for Pregnant Women; WHO report and public lecture on Childhood Obesity; and Lifestyle Medicine 2017.

Health Star Rating Submission

Example of a Health Star Rating.ANA health promotion manager Alison Pask is offering to collate and circulate key points from those preparing a submission for the 5-year review of the Health Star Rating.

Email Alison your main points/arguments in bullet point format by Thursday 20th July, if you are happy to contribute (alison[at] with Subject: Health Star Rating Submission).

Find out more about the Health Star Rating submission.

Physical Activity for Pregnant Women

A new infographic created by the UK's Chief Medical Officers helps put physical activity recommendations for pregnant women in an easy to understand format.

View the infographic from the UK's Chief Medical Officers on physical activity for pregnant women.

Cover of the WHO report on Ending Childhood Obesity.Ending Childhood Obesity: WHO Report

The Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity was established in 2014 to review, build upon and address gaps in existing mandates and strategies.

The Commission has developed a set of recommendations to successfully tackle childhood and adolescent obesity in different contexts around the world, after consulting over 100 WHO Member States and reviewing nearly 180 online comments.


Managing Childhood Obesity: Public lecture

Professor David W. Haslam will speak about what primary care might do to combat the obesity epidemic and childhood obesity.

Date: Thursday 27th July 2017
Location: Nordmeyer Theatre at University of Otago, Wellington

Register online to attend this public lecture on childhood obesity.

Lifestyle Medicine 2017

Logo for Livestyle Medicine 2017 conference.The Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM) and partner organisations are proud to invite you to attend the second international scientific conference on Lifestyle Medicine in clinical practice and health policy.

Dates: Friday 15th to Sunday 17th September 2017
Location: Sydney

Find out more about the Lifestyle Medicine 2017 conference.


Image credit: Sophie Corrigan.

Thanks for reading our update.

Kind regards - ngā mihi
The team at ANA

Editors note: Views expressed in this e-update do not necessarily represent the views of Agencies for Nutrition Action, its member organisations or its funders.

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ANA would like to thank our platinum sponsor - 5+ A Day Charitable Trust - for their valuable support.

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