Family and child, Policy

Strategies & Reports from the Ministry of Health


The Ministry of Health has an extensive collection of publications about child health in New Zealand These include the 1998 Child HealthStrategy. Child health publications

Influences in Childhood on the Development of Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes in Adulthood: An Occasional Paper (2005)

This paper examines the medical literature on the childhood determinants which correlate to adulthood diabetes and cardiovascular disease in an effort to inform policy decisions and program implementation in the health sector. It also provides important information for health practitioners who are striving reduce the chronic disease trends for adults in NZ. Influences in Childhood

Health Eating Healthy Action: Strategic Framework (2003)

This strategy calls for a more integrated and multi-sectoral approach to addressing nutrition, physical activity and obesity, and highlights the importance of both individual behaviour and our environment. Strategic Framework