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Australasia’s largest Covid-19 survey of children: lockdowns are socially and emotionally challenging, but children are resilient

Children have displayed strength in the face of adversity according to one of the world’s largest surveys looking at the impact of Covid-19 restrictions on children’s health, wellbeing and education.

Now We Are Four report launched

The latest report from the University of Auckland’s Growing Up in New Zealand study shows a rise in obesity levels in the preschool children in the study, but a significant gap between parental perception of weight and the reality of their child’s weight according to international classifications of BMI.

Research confirms: Growing Up in New Zealand cohort broadly generalisable to all contemporary New Zealand births

Growing 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.