As people grow older their nutritional needs change along with their capacity to absorb key nutrients. A Dietitian can help seniors to restore their energy and nutrient intakes in order to maintain good health.

Healthy meals for one

Coming home to a nutritious cooked family meal was once the norm for many of us. Recent social change however is now seeing more people living in single dwellings many of whom are turning to meals “on the run” that are quick and easy to prepare Read more »

Sports nutrition for senior athletes

Everyday we require sufficient energy and nutrition to meet our needs for life, activity and body repair. As we age changes occur to our body’s ability to absorb and process nutrients. Senior athletes need to be aware of these factors in order to maximise their performance, long-term health and enjoyment of events. Read more »

“Picky” eating affects all age groups

Picky eating, food aversions or fads can affect people of all ages and can be a major source of frustration for those trying to prepare meals. Read more »

Do you know someone struggling to eat?

For those people with chronic illness, the elderly, the debilitated and the sad, eating can be a real chore.
For those who have to stand by and watch a loved ones weight plummet, for what ever reason, it can be difficult to know what to do. Read more »

Nutrition and breast cancer

In 2014 breast cancer was the most common cancer among females living in New Zealand. Read more »

Nutrition and joint health

Nutrition plays a role in collagen, bone and cartilage formation. A nutrition assessment could help you to find better health Read more »

Osteoporosis ‘the silent disease’

Many people associate osteoporosis with frail little old ladies, however it is not only this group that is affected. Age-related bone loss starts in mid-life. Read more »

Alcohol and weight

Alcohol is seemingly the most respectable drug within the New Zealand social scene but could our consumption be contributing to New Zealander’s growing problem of obesity? Read more »

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