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“Healthy Families Rotorua is focussed on encouraging Rotorua whānau to live healthier lives by making good food choices, being physically active, moderating alcohol consumption
and being smoke-free.”

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Healthy Families Rotorua is a dedicated prevention workforce tasked with bringing together partnerships of key Rotorua organisations and individuals in a united effort to prevent chronic disease in Rotorua.

Healthy Families Rotorua works collaboratively with local leaders to identify, design and implement changes in community settings such as early childhood centres, schools, workplaces, food outlets, sports clubs, marae, businesses, and places of worship to help people make healthier choices.

The goal is to slow the growth of obesity and prevent chronic diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer by supporting families and communities to live healthier lives.

Get involved by becoming an AWHI Rotorua Partner and work with Healthy Families Rotorua using a ‘collective impact approach’ to challenge our communities to think differently about how to address the underlying causes of poor health at a local level.

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Healthy Families Rotorua Update March 2017

Healthy Families Rotorua Update March 2017

Children, families & staff of two local early childhood centres are learning to grow their own vegetables thanks to the generosity of Bunnings Warehouse Rotorua. Add to this 66 new…

Inspiring New Gardeners

Inspiring New Gardeners

ROTORUA DAILY POST:By Shauni James

Scheme To Improve Kids’ School Lunches Launched

Scheme to improve kids' school lunches launched

ROTORUA REVIEW: By Benn Bathgate

Is The Food Policy Pasture Greener In New Zealand?

Is the food policy pasture greener in New Zealand?

LIVEABLEFUTUREBLOG.COM: By Anne Palmer Jasmin Jackson from Healthy Families Rotorua invited me to meet with groups from Rotorua and Tauranga who have been engaged in food and nutrition activities in their…

CREATING CHANGE

The places where we spend our time are the foundation for a healthier future. In healthier environments, children learn better, workplaces are more productive, New Zealanders are healthier and happier – communities are more liveable.  We can all be a part of building a healthier community where we live, learn, work and play. Click on the icons below for some ideas on how you can create healthy change. What you do matters.

Live

Live

We all want our whānau to be well. Healthy change within your family and community can start with you.  Even making small changes can have a big impact on our health and wellbeing.

Learn

Learn

Early Childhood Education services and schools are ideal places to promote health and wellbeing for children and young people, as the benefits extend to the whole community.

Work

Work

As adults we spend around half our waking hours at work, so it’s no wonder that the workplace is a place with huge potential to influence our health
and wellbeing.

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Play

You have the power to positively influence those around you, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. Even making small changes can have a big impact on our health and wellbeing.

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