These earlier reports should be used for historical perspective – many of our more recent reports replace these and are more current and up to date.
Mission-On is an inter-agency campaign coordinated by Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC) in partnership with the Ministries of Education and Health, and with support from the Ministry of Youth Development. Its aim is to improve young New Zealanders’ lifestyles through improved nutrition and increased physical activity, which includes:
- improving nutrition within schools and early childhood environments;
- encouraging and enabling student-led health promotion; and
- reducing young people’s exposure to marketing of unhealthy food and drink.
In 2007 two new clauses on food and nutrition were added to National Administration Guideline (NAG) 5. These additions came into effect on 1 June 2008, and require boards of trustees to:
- promote healthy food and nutrition for all students; and
- where food and beverages are sold on school premises, make only healthy options available.
During the first half of 2008 ERO evaluated the extent to which schools were ready to meet the amended NAG 5 requirements.