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Activity and Nutrition Aotearoa eUpdate 261

Wednesday, March 13, 2019   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: physical activity, newsletter, nutrition, conferences, walking, submissions

Lessons from Walking the Te Araroa Trail

Celia Wade-Brown says walking 3,000km through cities, towns, forests, farms and mountains started as a simple political detox after twenty years of local government.

ANA conference speaker: Niki Bezzant

Niki Bezzant is a writer, speaker, editor and commentator. She is passionate about food, healthy eating and food culture, marketing and policy. As founding editor (now editor-at-large) of Healthy Food Guide magazine, a columnist for the NZ Herald and a frequent contributor to broadcast media, she has extensive knowledge of modern media and consumer attitudes to healthy eating.

Find out more about the speakers at the ANA conference.

Register to attend the ANA conference (21st and 22nd May 2019).

New Submissions

There are three new opportunities to have your say on the ANA submission page:

  • New Zealand Health and Disability System Review - due 31st May 2019.
  • Health Star Rating system – Draft Five Year Review Report - due 25th March 2019.
  • Ministry of Education Early Learning Strategic Plan He taonga te tamaiti - due 15th March 2019.
    Note: There is a lack of attention to nutrition, physical activity and screen time for young children in the plan and it is important the Ministry of Education receives as many submissions as possible.

Win a ANA Conference Registration

The Health Promotion Agency (HPA) has two registrations for the ANA conference up for grabs. They would like to offer them to those working in the nutrition and/or physical activity sector who would otherwise not be able to attend. This is open to people throughout the country, but please note that only conference registration will be covered (meaning any travel expenses or accommodation will be at your expense).

Email npa[at] with your name, job title, place of work, and a short blurb (no more than five lines) about why you want to attend the conference to enter.

Winners will be notified by 31 March 2019.

ANA Facebook competition

Win a registration to The Future is Now: Transform your practice for the changing face of disease in New Zealand (9th April 2019 in Auckland).

This one-day seminar for health practitioners which explores how the path for chronic disease is laid down in early life and how practitioners can support clients to make lasting lifestyle behaviour change for better health.

Like the ANA Facebook page and comment with your tip on how to start a conversation with a new person at an event.

Find out more about The Future is Now one-day seminar.

Walk2Work Day 2019

Wednesday 13th March is Work2Work day - New Zealand's national day to celebrate walking.

Some simple ways to participate in Walk2Work day include:

  • Parking your car further away from your destination;
  • Taking the stairs; or
  • Taking a walk at lunch time.

Find out more about Walk2Work Day.

Conference Speaker: Isaac Warbrick 

Watch Isaac Warbrick introduce his presentation for the ANA conference.

Register to attend the 8th ANA conference (21st and 22nd May 2019).

Thanks for reading our update.
Kind regards - ngā mihi
The team at ANA

Editor's note: Views expressed in this e-update do not necessarily represent the views of Activity and Nutrition Aotearoa, its member organisations or its funders.

Healthy Christchurch Champions

  • Canterbury District Health Board
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ngai Tahu
  • NZ Police
  • Pegasus Health
  • University of Otago, Christchurch