Healthy Families NZ

Ka Pai Kai Rotorua

Ka Pai Kai Rotorua

Healthy Families Rotorua is looking for partners to trial offering affordable, healthy school lunches in Rotorua. Registered nutritionist and project lead Jasmin Jackson says the plan is to have the lunches, priced between $2.50 and $5, being prepped...
Welcome Mapihi!

Welcome Mapihi!

Healthy Families Rotorua welcomed their new manager Mapihi Rahuruhi to their team in October. Mapihi, who has Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Makino, Ngāti Kea/Tuara and Ngāti Waiora whakapapa, has returned home to Rotorua after several years in Wellington where...
Health & Wellness Award Winners!

Health & Wellness Award Winners!

Healthy Families Rotorua would like to congratulate Ngongotaha Early Learning Centre on winning the inaugural Health & Wellness category in the Westpac Rotorua Business Excellence Awards held on October 15. We would also like to acknowledge the other...
Food & Social Enterprise: a showcase event! 

Food & Social Enterprise: a showcase event! 

Some of the most outstanding and inspiring entrepreneurs in the country will share their stories at a free seminar in Rotorua this month. A Food & Social Enterprise – Showcase Event, featuring six speakers from successful school and community-based...
Big Win for Rotorua

Big Win for Rotorua

A Rotorua Lakes Council community facility has helped secure a major win in the battle against SSBs (sugar sweetened beverages) and unhealthy vending machines. The Rotorua Aquatic Centre, which housed the biggest selling Coke vending machines in the Bay...
Healthy Families Nutritionist selected to take part in international leadership programme

Healthy Families Nutritionist selected to take part in international leadership programme

Huge congratulations to Healthy Families Rotorua nutritionist and health promoter Jasmin Jackson who is one of just 20 nutritionists from across NZ, Australia and the Pacific Islands selected to take part in the Oceanic Nutrition Leadership Programme...
Love healthy kai?

Love healthy kai?

Do you want to be involved with a group working towards making healthy, local, affordable food more accessible to our community? Come along to the next Rotorua Local Food Network meeting to meet others who share your passion for food/gardening/educating...
Health & Wellbeing in Business Award launched in Rotorua

Health & Wellbeing in Business Award launched in Rotorua

Rotorua businesses that take good care of their staff are to be recognised with a new award. Healthy Families Rotorua has created a Health & Wellbeing category in the Westpac Rotorua Business Excellence Awards. Healthy Families Rotorua manager Leanne...
Turning the tide through healthy eating

Turning the tide through healthy eating

By Lani Kereopa Māori need to eat healthier to reduce cancer rates, says a Cancer Society representative. Wayne Borell (Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Ranginui) says appalling cancer statistics amongst Māori could be put down to two things...
Rotorua Local Food Network

Rotorua Local Food Network

This is a real opportunity to make positive change for our most needy families – to get fresh fruit to our tamariki in schools; to get fresh fruit and veges to our homeless and whānau living on food bank or hunger relief charity donations; to...