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NZ: Lessons learned from healthier school setting – APPLE study

Otago University’s Apple Study is a success. It has modified the school environment to make healthy food and physical activity more widely available and accessible.

Over a two-year period, some rural Otago primary schools received physical activity and nutrition education aid. The children in these schools were less likely to become overweight, and more likely to have healthier waist circumferences and blood pressure.

The project did not change the outcome for children who were already overweight.

Read more: NZ Herald, 10 Mar 2007

A Pilot Programme for Lifestyle and Exercise (APPLE) Study

The Apple Study is aiming to change the environment in which children live. It wants appropriate levels of physical activity and healthy foods to be more widely available and easily accessible to them.

Read more: The Apple Study

Published on March 10, 2007 in New Zealand news