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.
ECE services struggle to promote healthy eating
04 February 2016Most Early Childhood Education services strive to encourage healthy eating among children, but need stronger and more detailed nutrition policies to support change in every day staff and parent behaviours, finds the Kai time in ECE survey.
‘Collecting childhood’ – in two ways
01 October 2015Growing Up in New Zealand and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa partner for a unique project which collects childhood stories, objects and photos that represent the lives and experiences of children growing up in our country today.
Breastfeeding and weaning - Results from the Growing Up in New Zealand study Event as iCalendar
26 February 2016, 8:15 - 9:15amPresentation by Growing Up in New Zealand senior research fellow Dr Sarah Berry at the NZ Lactation Consultants Conference 2016 in Auckland
Two tales from Yorkshire - Paying mums to breastfeed and innovation in trial methodology Event as iCalendar
04 March 2016, 1 - 2pmCentre for Longitudinal Research lunchtime seminar by Clare Relton, University of Sheffield. All staff and students are welcome.
Austin one of Kiwi kids adding life to the stats (New Zealand Herald)
11 November 2015To put a face on the nearly 7000 children in Growing Up in New Zealand, the Te Papa 'Collecting Childhood' project collects objects from seven of the perticipants to help see the children's world from their own perspective via the objects that matter to them.
Childhood immunisation: don’t forget the dads (Nursing Review)
10 November 2015Nursing Review talks to paediatrician and Growing Up in New Zealand Associate Director Cameron Grant about some of the take-home messages around childhood immunisation in the longitudinal study.
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Access to GUiNZ data
Antenatal and nine-month data from Growing Up in New Zealand is available for use by researchers outside the Growing Up team.