As prices for fresh fruit and vegetables rise they are becoming out of reach for low-income families, a group of health academics say.
A week of healthy eating, moving and learning awaits students at Arataki Primary School in Mount Maunganui.
Purple-fleshed kumara could reduce the chance of colon cancer by up to 75 per cent, research shows.
Sleep experts agree that teens need at least nine hours of sleep a night. But by 2015, 43 percent of teens reported sleeping less than seven hours a night on most nights
Researchers are sounding alarms over young people smoking cannabis, as the incoming government promises a referendum on legalising the drug.
A programme tailored for obese kids has yielded some promising results, with children reporting better physical and emotional health after just a year.
A full review is to be launched into how a "frail" man was able to leave the rehabilitation unit at a Dunedin hospital and go missing this week, the district health board says.