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The working group

The independent working group was convened by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner (OCC). We wish to acknowledge and thank the following members for the knowledge and commitment they brought to this project:

Catherine de Groot Businesswoman and journalist
Claire Cohen Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs
Dave Appleyard Rata Street School Principal, Naenae
Sian Bolton The Heart Foundation
Julia Lyon Agencies for Nutrition
Lauren Ensor  Regional Public Health
Mary Hall New Zealand School Trustees Association
Michael Ellender Young People’s Advisory Group (OCC)
Natalie Vincent KidsCan
Rachel Currie Ministry of Education
Shane Ngatai  Rhode Street School Principal, Hamilton

We would also like to acknowledge staff from the Ministries of Health & Education, as well as public health organisations, teachers, and academics who provided valuable feedback on earlier drafts of the guidelines.