Welcome to Growing Up in New Zealand
Growing Up in New Zealand is New Zealand's contemporary longitudinal study tracking the development of approximately 7,000 New Zealand children from before birth until they are young adults. The study is designed to provide unique information about what shapes children’s early development and how interventions might be targeted at the earliest opportunity to give every New Zealand child the best start in life.
Milk contributes to iron deficiency in New Zealand newborns
12 September 2014Pregnant women who drink three or more servings of milk per day might put their babies at risk of being iron deficient during an important phase of their development, according to new research from Growing Up in New Zealand. Iron is essential for healthy brain development, and a lack of the nutrient in babies and toddlers, when the brain is developing rapidly, is associated with subsequent small but important differences in brain function and in child behaviour and learning.
Research confirms: Growing Up in New Zealand cohort broadly generalisable to all contemporary New Zealand births
09 September 2014Growing Up in New Zealand is the first longitudinal child cohort study to broadly generalisable to all contemporary New Zealand births, according to a scientific paper published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.
Growing Up in New Zealand - Nutrition in pregnancy Event as iCalendar
18 September 2014, 4 - 4:30pmPresentation by Growing Up in New Zealand research director, Assoc Prof Susan Morton on nutrition in pregnancy at the Dietitians NZ National Professional Development Meeting, Te Papa, Wellington
Antenatal immunisation decision making by mothers and fathers, and infant immunisation timeliness Event as iCalendar
19 September 2014, 4 - 4:15pmPresentation by Growing Up in New Zealand co-director, Assoc Prof Cameron Grant at the ASEAN Pediatric Federation Congress 2014 in Penang, Malaysia
Using evidence from longitudinal studies to address inequality issues in a contemporary New Zealand context Event as iCalendar
10 October 2014, 11am - 12:30pmSymposium chaired by Growing Up in New Zealand research director Assoc Prof Susan Morton at the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (SLLS) Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland
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