ARPHS supports healthy food policies
Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) recognizes that poor nutrition is a serious
public health concern.
Changes in food production and marketing, together with more sedentary lifestyles, is
resulting in New Zealanders becoming increasingly overweight and obese. This is a cause of
significant health inequalities and is a particular concern amongst children.
ARPHS supported the adoption of healthy food policies in its submission to the Draft
Auckland Plan in October 2011. Recommendations included that Council seriously considers
controlling access to, and the number of, fast food outlets in locations close to schools, parks
and low socioeconomic areas.
Statement by: Dr Julia Peters, Clinical Director at Auckland Regional Public Health Service.
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