Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the health benefits of Green Prescriptions continue to be demonstrated, as more and more people take medical advice to get fit and eat well to help tackle their health problems. ‘‘The Green Prescriptions initiative is going from strength to strength. Threequarters of patients who were issued with a Green Prescription in 2014 said they had experienced positive health changes as a result,’’ Dr Coleman says. Patients with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, or those who are overweight or with health problems such as high blood pressure can get a Green Prescription from their GP or practice nurse. In the past three months of 2014 more than 11,000 Green Prescriptions were issued, up from 9272 last year. Further information about Green Prescriptions can be found on the Ministry of Health website health.govt.nz.