Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2018: Do you have any special little things you like to do at Christmas. Every year I buy a new Christmas tree decoration and over the years I’ve built up quite a collection for my children. They are all shapes and sizes, some made by my … Read more »

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Children 10–18 years

As children go through puberty they become more conscious of their body’s, how they look and feel. Their social life can also alter what they eat. Learning how to stay healthy and strong whilst eating well can improve their academic & sporting results.

Get children cooking this Christmas

Increasing the confidence of children to cook from scratch is now seen as part of the strategy to reduce chronic diet related disease and obesity. We offer 12 top foods to know how to cook before leaving home. Read more »

How do we ‘grow’ an athlete in New Zealand?

To ‘grow’ a healthy athlete it takes a combination of genetics, training, hard work, good coaching, time and most of all the ‘right’ food. Read on and learn how. Read more »

How well do you feed your hair?

We take every part of our body for granted but have you ever considered how miraculous your hair growth really is? Do you feed it well? Find out. Read more »

Get into fruit and vegetables for optimal health

Do you get your 5+ A Day servings of fruit and vegetables? Learn how gardening and creative activities can improve your consumption of these foods and maximise their nutritional benefits for better health. Read more »

Tips to help you ‘shake off’ the salt habit

In a bid to reduce the intake of processed foods many food manufacturers are modifying their products to meet new food guidelines particularly regarding salt. Find out if you are still getting too much? Read more »

Sports supplements should be taken with care

While some supplements are well recognised as being useful to performance others can lead to positive drug testing and disqualification as well as endanger long-term health. Read more »

Changing our “weight talk” may bring better health

A child can build their confidence and self esteem if monitoring their growth rate is accompanied by positive health messages about weight, fitness and energy to achieve in life. Read more »

Overcome misconceptions about weight for better family health

Despite the proliferation of information linking a healthy diet with weight control the rates of obesity around the world continue to grow.1
Could it be that adults and children misperceive their weight or lack the self- efficacy to make changes?
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