This document is an adapted version of the National Healthy Food and Drink Policy. Instead of being targeted at the District Health Boards, this policy is targeted at any organisation that wishes to get support in the promotion and delivery of healthy food and drink. As such, it is a useful resource for tertiary institutions to access. To view this document, click here.
This policy brief covers the case for regulation of alcohol marketing on social media sites. This is a highly relevant issue for student drinking.
"The pervasiveness of alcohol-related content and alcohol marketing on social media sites works to normalise alcohol consumption, including excessive drinking [...] We summarise the evidence supporting the need for an urgent review of alcohol marketing via social media – a challenge that can no longer be ignored if New Zealand is to make a serious commitment to reduce the harm caused by alcohol to our young people and communities."
The full report is available here.