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Activity and Nutrition Aotearoa eUpdate 218

Wednesday, August 02, 2017   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: physical activity, newsletter, nutrition, Food, Climate Change, public health, conferences

In the news this week...

  • How the Decisions a City Makes Influences Public Health
  • Food Systems Infographic and Video
  • Healthy Celebrations
  • 10 minute Shake-ups
  • Public Health Events

How the Decisions a City Makes Influences Public Health

View of Wellington;'s Oriental Parade.When people think of the city council, health isn’t the first thing that springs to mind, but for those of us working in public health we are aware first-hand how local government decisions influence health outcomes. Mayor of Wellington City Council Jason Lester is leading a change towards better health.

Read the article on Jason Lester's recent talk at the University of Otago Wellington.

How and why should food be considered within the climate policies of cities

Today 4 billion people - or 54 percent of the global population - live in urban areas. This number will grow to over 6.3 billion people by 2050, representing 66 percent of the world's population. Cities will be a major driver of the demand for food and their inhabitants will need access to healthy, sufficient, environmentally friendly food.

Watch the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) video on why should food be considered within the climate policies of cities.

Read more about the infographic from on the connection between food and climate.

PhD Opportunity at the University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has an exciting new PhD opportunity focusing on Reducing Salt Intake Using Food Policy Interventions.

The closing date for applications is Friday 1st September 2017.

A hedgehog and worm made from fruit on a plate.Healthy Celebrations

This new resource from the Heart Foundation provides practical ideas and recipes to help make healthy eating and physical activity an integrated part of your celebrations.

Download a copy of the Healthy Celebrations guide.

Videos: 10 minute shake ups

Change4Life has launched a 10 Minute Shake Ups programme. The programme features Disney-themed 10-minute activities for kids.

View the 10 minute Shake Up videos.

NZ Population Health Congress

Logo for the 2018 NZ Population Health Congress.The 2018 Congress theme is 'Sharing solutions, shaping our future wellbeing. Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini' - My strength is not as an individual, but as a collective.

Dates: 18th to 20th April 2018
Location: Auckland

Find out more about submitting a abstract for the NZ Population Health Congress. The call for abstracts closes on Monday 2nd October 2017.

Find out more about the 2018 NZ Population Health Congress.

IUHPE: World Conference on Health Promotion

The Health Promotion Forum is bringing leading professionals from all the corners of the world to take stock of the present state of knowledge and experiences, future challenges and shape the agenda to advance developments in health promotion. The theme of the conference is Waiora: Promoting Planetary Health and Sustainable Development

Dates: 7th to 11th April 2019
Location: Rotorua

Find out more about the IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion.


Cartoon on bikes and cars sharing the road.

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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