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Sep 2017
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Health Promoting Schools (or HPS) is a school community focused national service funded by the Ministry of Health in New Zealand to help schools assess and address the health and wellbeing requirements of their students to advance student learning and achievement outcomes. This report assesses how successful...

Sep 2017
Commissioned
Healthy Families NZ is a large-scale initiative that is a key part in helping New Zealanders live healthy, active lives. There are 10 Healthy Families NZ locations around New Zealand. Together, they have the potential to impact the lives of over a million New Zealanders. The initiative aims to improve people’s...

May 2017
Commissioned
This report presents the current evidence available about the effect of several eating behaviours (‘how’ we eat) on diet and body size. The six chapters contain summaries of high quality research about the nutrition-related behaviours related to: breastfeeding, parental feeding practices and parenting style, adult role modelling...

Apr 2017
Completed
In late 2015, the Cabinet Social Policy Committee asked ERO to assess ‘the current status of food, nutrition and physical activity in schools and early childhood services’ and to report on Health Promoting Schools that were included in the sample. We visited 202 early learning services, 46 primary schools and 29 secondary...

Jan 2017
Commissioned
This report presents findings from the 2016 follow up survey and compares them to the baseline survey completed in 2015 which assessed consumers’ awareness, recognition, understanding, and correct use of the Health Star Rating prior to the launch of the consumer campaign. 

May 2016
Completed
The Green Prescription (GRx) Active Families programme has grown out of the nationwide GRx initiative for adults, responding to requests from primary care for something similar for children and young people. There are 15 contract holders throughout NZ. There must be commitment from the family for involvement...

2016
Commissioned
The Health Star Rating (HSR) is a new voluntary front-of-pack labelling system developed for use in New Zealand and Australia. It takes the guesswork out of reading nutrition labels and allows consumers to make better informed, healthier choices quickly and easily when comparing similar packaged foods. The HSR system was...

Dec 2015
Completed
This methodology report details the procedures and protocols followed to ensure the New Zealand Health Survey produces the high-quality and robust data expected of official statistics. Included is information about: the survey population and sample design data...

Oct 2015
Completed
Primary care in advanced age: Findings from LiLACS NZ presents key findings about primary health care for Māori (aged 80–90 years) and non-Māori (aged 85 years). The findings are from a population-based sample of people in advanced age living in the Bay of Plenty, who are taking part in a longitudinal study of...

Oct 2015
Commissioned
The purpose of this research was to help inform the development of a consumer marketing and education campaign to raise awareness, recognition, understanding, and correct use of the Health Star Rating (HSR) system. The HSR is a new voluntary front-of-pack labelling system developed for use in New Zealand and Australia. It takes...

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