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Good nutrition aids peak performance on and off the track.

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 »

6 Tips for helping athletes eat more plant foods

If we are to adopt a more plant based diet how will athletes meet their nutritional needs for protein, energy and vital nutrients? Here we offer some 6 tips on how to increase vegetable intake for better performance. Read more »

Are you eating enough to build strength?

For many people strength and conditioning is their passport to better looks, confidence and performance. What are the nutritional issues? Read more »

Iron makes us happy- are you getting enough?

Iron is important for happiness because without it our moods change and physical performance deteriorates. Are you getting enough?
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Alcohol and sport- Is it a good match for you?

When used responsibly alcohol can help to relieve tensions in athletes and to build feelings of inclusiveness in a team. However in excess it can slowly unravel training, health and sporting careers. 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 »

Would activity icon labels alter your food choices?

Obesity is a global problem we need fresh ideas to help to solve. UK studies of icon labelling suggest this could be a popular initiative 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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