Keynote Joint Annual Scientific Meeting of the Nutrition Society of NZ and the Nutrition Society of Australia

Through the eyes of a child: Environmental interventions to end childhood obesity (390)

Louise Signal 1
  1. University of Otago, Wellington South, New Zealand

Ending childhood obesity is the ambitious challenge of the recent World Health Organization Commission. In this presentation we explore, through the eyes of a child, a range of environmental interventions to end childhood obesity. We present initial findings from the innovative Kids’Cam project where 169 Year 8 children from the Wellington region wore an automatic camera for four days and filmed their world. This, and other research presented, was undertaken by staff of the Health Promotion & Policy Research Unit at the University of Otago and our collaborators, including colleagues at the National Institute for Health Innovation at the University of Auckland. The presentation will focus on the school food environment, the junk food marketing environment and the value of food taxes and food security. 

Funding source: Health Research Council of New Zealand.