Articles

Nutrition is constantly in the media and as Dietitians we endeavour to monitor scientific change and balance it with practical application and the enjoyment of food.

Retiring athletes may need to rethink their nutrition

Retirement from sport can happen at any age, in any code and any level of expertise. For many athletes it can mark an important transition in life and lead to better nutrition. Read more »

Sleep for better self-regulation and diet

Are you getting enough sleep? Studies have shown that a chronic lack of sleep can have a major impact on our nutritional well- being, our mental and physical health. Read more »

Tips to help you cope with unexpected change

We can’t plan for everything in life. Sometimes the lights just change on us, before we are ready. Here are some tips to remind you, that you already do have the skills to cope. Read more »

Break free from Fad Diets

New diets pop up every day. Who should we believe? NZ Broadcasting student Louise Trenouth, on assignment, puts questions to Lea in an effort to understand Fad Dieting. Read more »

Snacking on the plant-based diet

Business is booming in the snack food trade. However not all commercially available foods are good for our health. Find out how planning snacks can help to power your day Read more »

How to make the most of a plant-based diet

The plant-based diet is widening the range of foods on our supermarket shelves. How do they compare with standard meat and dairy products for nutrition value? Find out.. Read more »

Can caffeine improve your performance?

New Zealand ranks 13th in the world for coffee consumption ahead of Australia and USA. What are the effects of caffeine on our health and can it improve our performance? Read more »

Tips for building a purposeful, healthier life

Having a sense of purpose in life can not only help you build a healthier life but a longer one as well. Lea looks at the research and provides some practical tips on finding purpose when the going gets tough. Read more »

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