Our nutrition and physical activity work focuses on:
- supporting families with young children, particularly Māori, Pacific and low income families
promoting the guidelines to health professionals and to the nutrition and physical activity workforce.
We promote the Ministry of Health’s Eating and Activity Guidelines to health professionals and to people working in settings such as primary health care, community organisations, workplaces and schools. These guidelines also form the basis of our resources, tools and advice for consumers.
The Sit Less, Move More, Sleep Well: Active play guidelines for under-fives and the Sport New Zealand principles of play, both launched in 2017, provide guidance and recommendations about physical activity and the important role of active play. We help promote key messages from these documents to whānau with the aim of increasing children’s activity through active play. We provide tools and resources to the physical activity workforce and partner with organisations that are able to assist children to develop life skills through play.