Latest news

  • New tool supports healthy food in schools
    24 February 2016
    A new online tool will be launched next month to enable schools to self-review the healthiness of the food and beverages they have available and support them in improving their food environments where needed.
  • Too much food driving obesity epidemic
    01 July 2015
    Too much energy-dense food is driving the obesity epidemic in high income countries like New Zealand, say the authors of a new global study.
  • Urgently needed: Voices for integrity in public policymaking
    03 December 2014
    Read an editorial in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health (3 Dec 2014) by Boyd Swinburn and Michael Moore on this important issue.
  • Experts highlight big gaps in healthy food policies: Results of the NZ Food-EPI now available
    18 July 2014
    Healthy food policies to promote childhood health and reduce obesity are lacking, according to a report highlighting the policy priorities assessed by an expert panel of more than 50 New Zealand public health professionals, medical practitioners and NGO leaders.
  • Publications for May/June 2014
    15 July 2014
    INFORMAS has now published a paper to describe the design and methods of the first-ever, comprehensive national survey on the healthiness of food environments and the public and private sector policies influencing them, as a first step towards global monitoring of food environments and policies. T
  • The Government Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI) workshops
    01 May 2014
    Following the implementation of the pilot study in 2013, data collection for the Government Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI) New Zealand baseline study started on 29 April 2014.
  • Pakiri Meeting: 12-14th March 2014
    14 March 2014
    The INFORMAS meeting in NZ was held at Pakiri, Auckland on 12-14th March 2014. The FMHS funding supported the meeting that was held in a small slice of NZ paradise at Pakiri Beach. The invited group consisted; INFORMAS modules leaders (including the communications module), researchers from Mexico, Fiji, Thailand and NZ where pilot studies are being planned, 5 PhD students working on various aspects of INFORMAS and the INFORMAS secretariat.