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Ministry of Health Updated Publications
Eating and Activity Guidelines for New Zealand Adults
The Eating and Activity Guidelines for New Zealand Adults provides evidence-based population health advice on healthy eating and being physically active for New Zealand adults. The Guidelines are written for health practitioners and others who provide advice on nutrition and physical activity for New Zealand adults. In December 2020, the guidelines were updated to include advice for pregnant and breastfeeding women, replacing the previous Food and Nutrition Guidelines for Health Pregnant and Breastfeeding: A background paper published in 2006 and partially revised in 2008. This advice, along with recommendations on physical activity for pregnant women, have been integrated into the adult guidelines. The document:
- brings together the eating and physical activity statements, outlining each statement and why it is recommended.
- identifies the international evidence that underpins the statements.
- provides some information for putting the statements into practice.
Reducing food-related choking for babies and young children at early learning services.
This publication provides Ministry of Health’s recommendations on reducing the risk of food-related choking in early learning services such as early childhood education services, ngā kōhanga reo and certificated playgroups.
This advice is based on the Ministry of Health’s recommendations at Food-related choking in young children, but has been adapted for licensed early learning services such as early childhood education services, ngā kōhanga reo and certificated playgroups. The original advice is for parents and caregivers who have a good awareness of a child’s stage of development, and who can closely supervise a child. This close relationship and degree of supervision is not often possible in early learning services, so the advice here is more prescriptive to manage the risk involved.