Malnutrition Week Oct 6-9th: Have we missed a diagnosis? This week is Malnutrition Week and a reminder that there are people within our community with suboptimal health. Are you at risk? Malnutrition is more common than you might think so look around your community and read my lead article … Read more »

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Good nutrition aids peak performance on and off the track.

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 »

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 »

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