Video Resources

The videos below aim to further your knowledge about the importance of nutrition and physical activity in pregnancy and the early years for long-term health.

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Non-Communicable Diseases

Nearly 70% of the world's population dies from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

This video from the University of Auckland's Liggins Institute explores the research which shows us how these conditions begin early in development and that good nutrition before and during pregnancy and throughout life is important in minimising the risks of obesity and NCDs.







Nutrition, obesity and exercise

Obesity is a growing problem in New Zealand.  One in three adults in New Zealand are obese, while one in nine children qualify as obese. 

Here the Liggins Institute's Professor David Cameron-Smith explores the development of obesity and the role of nutrition and exercise.  









Type 2 Diabetes

Around 250,000 New Zealanders live with Type 2 diabetes and more are being diagnosed every day.

The Liggins Institute's Professor Wayne Cutfield provides an explanation of type 2 diabetes and the subsequent health problems this disorder can lead to.










A delicate balance

The Liggins Institute's Professor Wayne Cutfield talks about how small variations in the nutritional environment at conception, during pregnancy and at the time of birth can put our adult health at risk.  Watch the video here.



Fueling future health

The Liggins Institute's Professor David Cameron-Smith explores some lesser-known facts about how our bodies respond to the food we eat and why prospective parents need to be food-fit for the journey ahead.  Watch the video here.