Requested by: University of Auckland | Response provided: 10/02/2020
Category: Public Health Services

I write in response to your Official Information Act request, dated 10 January 2020.

You requested the following information:

Amongst other issues, we are trying to get an overview on the annual government budget for "population nutrition promotion", which is defined as "the investments in population promotion of healthy eating and healthy food environments for the prevention of obesity and diet-related NCDs, excluding all one-on-one promotion (primary care, antenatal services, maternal and child nursing services etc.), food safety, micronutrient deficiencies (e.g. folate fortification) and undernutrition".

We are also contacting the Ministry of Health and the Health Promotion Agency for information on their population nutrition promotion budgets.

  • If possible, we would like to get an estimate of your DHB budget for population nutrition promotion (as per definition above) over the last 3 years (2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20).
  • It would be helpful if you could clarify how much of this budget is transferred to PHUs and / or PHOs. I realise that sometimes it is difficult to separate nutrition promotion from other healthpromotion activities such as physical activity.


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