Making small changes can have a big impact


Creating change in my family: We all want our families and whānau to be well. Healthy change within your family/whānau and community can start with you.

 
 
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Creating change in my family

We all want our families/whānau to be well. Healthy change within your family/whānau and community can start with you.

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.

Here are some websites where you can get ideas for healthy change:

My Family – Activities

Got small kids? Need ideas on how your family can be more active?

Search by region to find parks, swimming pools, playgrounds and walks, perfect for families with young children. 
http://myfamily.kiwi/activities

 

My Family – Food

Need a bit of inspiration at meal time? From handy low-cost healthy recipes, to tips and ideas to make preparing food easier, this website can help you choose and prepare healthy meals that the whole family can enjoy.  
http://myfamily.kiwi/foods

 

Smokefree

A website dedicated to all things smokefree, whether it’s getting involved in Smokefree 2025, helping others, or becoming smokefree. This website offers advice, information, and resources so we can achieve a Smokefree Aotearoa New Zealand by 2025.
http://smokefree.org.nz/helping-others

Your Health

If something's wrong, you don't have to put up with it – this site is full of information, tips and advice on common health conditions and what you can do to help if you or your family have health concerns.
http://www.health.govt.nz/your-health

 

Health Ed

Health Ed is a catalogue of free health resources designed to help you make informed decisions for yourself and those you care about.
https://www.healthed.govt.nz/

 

Alcohol

A Health Promotion Agency website aimed at helping New Zealanders make better decisions about alcohol. On the website you’ll find help and advice about alcohol, learn about its effects and find ways you can be involved in how alcohol is managed in your community. You can also access a wide range of free resources. 
www.alcohol.org.nz

Pregnancy and kids

Here you'll find helpful information and advice about keeping you, your child and family/whānau healthy and well during pregnancy and the first five years of your child's life. This includes videos on popular topics related to pregnancy and kids, and links to where you can find services and support for you and your child.
http://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/pregnancy-and-kids

Big change starts small

Aimed at tackling childhood obesity, the Big Change Starts Small campaign encourages us to make small change to improve our diet and be more active. Visit the campaign's website for more information. To find out why encouraging people to eat well is good for business, visit wellplace.nz.