Health Promotion Agency Research

Here are key reports and fact sheets containing research findings relating to nutrition and/or physical activity published by HPA.

Research

  • Responding to Infants’ Hunger and Satiety Cues

    This research was undertaken to explore first time mothers’ experiences with feeding their infants.

    Consumption of juice and fruit drinks among children and their parents or caregivers

    HPA collects data on what families eat and drink every two years in the Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS). Findings from 2012 are reported in this fact sheet.

    Consumption of sugary drinks among children and their parents or caregivers

    HPA collects data on what families eat and drink every two years in the Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS). Findings from 2012 are reported in this fact sheet.

    Testing the appeal of homemade takeaway-style meals

    A summary of a qualitative research project testing the appeal of healthy, low-cost, homemade takeaway-style meals.

    Healthy eating in New Zealand families and whanau

    A qualitative investigation into food and nutrition practices in families and whānau. More than 100 families were involved in this research.
     

    Understanding Food and Drinks in Pacific Settings

    In 2016, the Health Promotion Agency partnered with the Heart Foundation’s  Pacific Heartbeat team to understand Pacific communities' attitudes towards food.