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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Diet therapy

Dietitians are trained to help people who, through medical (or elective) reasons, are unable to eat certain foods, whilst also helping them to maintain nutritional adequacy for good health.

10 Tips for better food choices this Christmas

Weight control is the key to better health but this can be hard when Christmas often leads to overconsumption. Find out where to start. Read more »

Dietitians and Nutritionists what’s the difference?

Dietitians are the most credible source of nutrition and food knowledge when you need to apply it to health and disease in NZ. Read more »

Wise up to Discretionary Foods for better health

If you are struggling to lose weight or lower your cholesterol then taking a closer look at your intake of discretionary foods can improve your results.
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How to put ‘real’ flavour into your cooking

It can be so easy to snip the top off a packet of flavouring when cooking. But if we really want to reduce the salt, fat and sugar in our diet natural flavours are best. Find out how. Read more »

Dietary help for women with PCOS

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common cause of infertility in 6-20% of women of reproductive age causing a range of hormonal and metabolic effects that can impact on a women’s physical and mental health. Read more »

Garnishes galore and all those “little extras” on the side

Is garnishing getting out of hand? Find out how much energy those “add ons” really do add. Read more »

7 Myths about weight loss

Lea Stening shares 7 common myths about weight loss and concludes that “you actually need to eat quite a lot of food in order to lose weight”. Read more »

Time your eating for better performance?

If playing sport or exercising, understanding the GI can help you to select foods that will provide optimal energy at key stages of activity for better performance.
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