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NZ: Adult weight gain increases – survey

The latest Ministry of Health Ministry’s nutrition survey shows obesity rates have increased since the last survey in 1997. Nearly two thirds of adult New Zealanders are now obese or overweight.

A Focus on Nutrition‘ has the key findings of the 2008/09 adult New Zealand Nutrition Survey

Media coverage

Majority in NZ obese or overweight

New Zealanders have continued their relentless weight gain and 65 per cent of us are obese or overweight, according to a nutrition survey that has alarmed some public health experts. The NZ Herald reports on the survey and has comment from nutrition experts.
Read more: NZ Herald, 16 Sep 2011

Experts respond
Science Media Centre has a brief summary of the survey – including the good and bad news – followed by comments from leading experts in nutrition and public health.
Read more: Science Media Centre expert comment blog, 15 Sep 2011

‘Wrong foods’ blamed for fat increase
Results from the Health Ministry’s 2008-09 nutrition survey show obesity rates have increased since the last survey in 1997.
Read more: Dominion Post/Stuff, 16 Sep 2011

Quarter of New Zealanders obese
New health findings show New Zealand obesity rates have increased, with more than a quarter of the country now obese, up from about a fifth 12 years ago.
Read more: Radio NZ news, 15 Sep 2011
Listen to an interview with Professor Jim Mann on Checkpoint

Published on September 16, 2011 in New Zealand news,Trends