Promoting Nutrition and Physical Activity

Through nutrition and physical activity, health promotion and advocacy in the Southern Region we aim to:

  • Improve the health and wellbeing of Southern residents.
  • Reduce the rates of obesity and related diseases e.g. diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer
  • Reduce health inequities 

This is actioned through:

  • Improving food security and access to enough healthy food everyday
  • Advocating for environments that encourage physical activity and healthy eating
  • Promoting, protecting and supporting breastfeeding 

Some examples of our work include:

  • Baby and breastfeeding friendly places app / webpage - BURP (Breastfeeding’s Ultimate Refuel Place)
  • Local coordination of National Campaigns e.g. Just Cook
  • Coordination of local breastfeeding, and nutrition and physical activity networks
  • Coordination of the Southern Pepi-Pod Programme
  • Professional development for the health, education and social service sector

 Useful Links:

Breastfeeding

La Leche League

New Zealand Breastfeeding Authority                                                                                        

The Breast Room (a Dunedin breastfeeding support service)

Ministry of Health 

Otago and Southland Breastfeeding Support Services

WellSouth Primary Health Network - Breastfeeding page

 Physical Activity

Sport Southland

Sport Otago

MoveMe

activesmart.co.nz

My family Activities

 

     

Nutrition

My Family Food                                                                    

5+ A Day                                                                                                 

Vegetables.co.nz

Breakfast Eaters

Ministry of Health (Nutrition)

Health Promotion Agency (Nutrition & Physical Activity)

 

Others    

Cancer Society

Toi Tangata

Community & Public Health

Heart Foundation