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Report: Nutrition impacts on Learning

Wednesday, 24 May 2006, 12:59 am | Obesity Action Coalition

If an army marches on its stomach; kiwi kids’ learn on theirs, according to new research published by the Obesity Action Coalition The report that will be released at the Agencies for Nutrition Action Nutrition and Physical Activity Forum in Invercargill ... More >>

Unhealthy food ads dominate children’s TV

Wednesday, 15 February 2006, 2:20 pm | Obesity Action Coalition

New research indicates that the majority of food advertisements on children’s television are for unhealthy food. More >>

Schools giving kids confusing messages

Wednesday, 10 August 2005, 4:28 pm | Obesity Action Coalition

Some schools are doing an excellent job of ensuring children are getting good health messages at school but many turn a blind eye to the conflicts that come with fundraising using high- sugar and/or high- fat foods and sponsorships from companies selling ... More >>

Sugary drinks are best avoided by most people

Monday, 1 August 2005, 4:37 pm | Obesity Action Coalition

The Coco Cola Company has released a leaflet describing the composition of its own and other drinks with the stated purpose of enabling informed choice. More >>

Ads for junk food – our kids are soaking in them

Friday, 15 July 2005, 11:24 am | Obesity Action Coalition

Seventy percent of the outdoor advertising for food displayed on billboards, signs of shops, bus shelters and the like within a kilometre of secondary schools portrayed “unhealthy food” according to a study published in the New Zealand Medical Journal ... More >>

Govt Not Attacking the Obesity Epidemic

Tuesday, 7 December 2004, 2:12 pm | Obesity Action Coalition

The report “Tracking the Obesity Epidemic” released by the Ministry of Health today provides more scary detail on the magnitude of the obesity problem in New Zealand. The report estimates that almost 1.5 million adults are overweight or obese. That ... More >>

Physical activity to become a priority in schools.

Tuesday, 5 October 2004, 3:26 pm | Obesity Action Coalition

The Obesity Action Coalition is delighted with the Minister of Sport and Recreation and Education announcement today that increased priority is to be given to physical activity and nutrition in schools. More >>

Here’s your Accord - Would you like fries?

Wednesday, 1 September 2004, 12:56 am | Obesity Action Coalition

Tomorrow (Thursday, September 2) a group of food, advertising and media organisations are to launch a Food Industry Accord which is being billed as “a major industry initiative to help address the issue of obesity in New Zealand”. More >>

Implementation Plan needs healthy leadership

Thursday, 24 June 2004, 1:49 pm | Obesity Action Coalition

The Obesity Action Coalition hopes the Healthy Eating Healthy Action Implementation Plan launched by the Minister of Health today will be a positive step to getting New Zealanders more physically active, eating better and living healthier lives. More >>

Big Problem – lots of little solutions.

Monday, 19 April 2004, 2:21 pm | Obesity Action Coalition

The incidence of overweight and obesity is on the rise. There is no magic fairy to “disappear it” and it won’t go away till the whole community takes action. Everybody has a role is sorting this problem. More >>

Snapshot Of Health A Grim Picture

Thursday, 4 December 2003, 9:40 am | Obesity Action Coalition

The results of “A Snapshot of Health” report released by the Ministry of Health today again highlight overweight and obesity as a major problem in New Zealand. More >>

Eating right and physical activity do matter

Thursday, 20 November 2003, 5:58 pm | Obesity Action Coalition

The Obesity Action Coalition supports Professor Peter Gluckman of the Liggins Institute who is calling for more resources to be put into maternal and infant nutrition. More >>

Children drinking too many sweet drinks

Friday, 7 November 2003, 11:04 am | Obesity Action Coalition

Children are getting most of their sugar intake and much of their carbohydrate from sweetened drinks, most of which have no, or few, other useful nutrients. More >>

Childhood obesity problem needs funding

Friday, 7 November 2003, 11:03 am | Obesity Action Coalition

The National Children’s Nutrition Survey has revealed that almost a third of children between 5 and 14 years are above a healthy weight. One in10 children are obese. More >>

Chip consumption linked with obesity problems

Friday, 7 November 2003, 11:03 am | Obesity Action Coalition

The humble potato is highlighted as a problem food in the National Children’s Nutrition Survey released today. More >>

Obese adolescents & children advert susceptible

Friday, 7 November 2003, 11:02 am | Obesity Action Coalition

A third of young adolescents are overweight or obese according to the results of the National Children’s Nutrition Survey published today. More >>

Strategy not enough to prevent childhood obesity

Friday, 24 October 2003, 10:37 pm | Obesity Action Coalition

Strategy not enough to prevent childhood obesity says coalition The Obesity Action Coalition challenges the New Zealand Government to follow the lead given by the New South Wales State Government and commit money to dealing with childhood obesity. More >>

Funding Required to Combat Obesity

Wednesday, 6 August 2003, 4:25 pm | Obesity Action Coalition

The Obesity Action Coalition strongly encourages the government to urgently commit funding to improve the diet and physical activity levels of New Zealanders. More >>

Coalition To Attack Obesity

Thursday, 24 July 2003, 9:23 am | Obesity Action Coalition

The big guns in the fields of nutrition and physical activity have declared war on obesity and they’ve formed a coalition to give them the weight they need to get Kiwis’ weight down. More >>