Steps for Life
The Monty Betham ‘Steps for Life’ Foundation is a not-for-profit registered incorporated charity. It was established in 2010 to support our youth in the drive against obesity. Currently, 1 in 9 New Zealand children are obese with 1 in 5 overweight. Obesity is the main modifiable driver of the type 2 diabetes epidemic and a significant factor for other diseases such as cardiovascular disease, ischaemic stroke and several common cancers. Obesity in childhood and adolescence is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in adulthood.