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Socio-cultural factors associated with food security and physical activity for Maori and Pacific people in Aotearoa New Zealand

NZ Research Abstract

posted by Research Admin on 2010-10-06 13:15:44.203

Authors

Peter King
Maria Maniapoto
Taimalieutu Kiwi Tamasese
Tafaoimalo Loudeen Parsons
Charles Waldegrave

Year of Publication

[2010]

Source

[Wellington]: The Family Centre Social Policy Research Unit

Publication Type

Report

Publication Status

Completed

Abstract

The focus of this study has been to investigate the socio-cultural factors associated with food security and physical activity for Māori and Pacific people, and it has taken as a central thesis the view that at least some of the differences in the distribution of nutritional status among different populations within New Zealand have socio-cultural bases that are either independent of socioeconomic factors or that condition culturally specific responses to socioeconomic factors. This report is in four substantive sections: Introduction; Report of the Māori component of the research; Report of the Pacific component of the research, and a concluding Afterword. The Māori and Pacific reports each include their own, stand-alone, conclusions and recommendations to support the development of culturally appropriate interventions and strategies for improving nutrition and levels of physical activity for Māori and Pacific people, respectively.

Type of Study

Qualitative

How to Access

See attached document.

Publication Funders

Ministry of Health
Health Research Council of New Zealand