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Good nutrition aids peak performance on and off the track.

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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Orthorexia Nervosa: When healthy eating can make you sick

An Orthorexics daily obsession with obtaining healthy eating can reduce time available for other interests that formerly made up the fabric of their life. Help is available. Read more »

What’s to drink?

As concern, regarding the sugar and energy content of carbonated drinks and fruit juice, gathers momentum many people are looking for alternative drinks to have. Read more »

Is going “Gluten Free” a healthy food choice?

As the popularity of gluten- free diets grow we need to question whether in fact it is a healthy option for any of us and if not how can we make it so? Read more »

Don’t let energy deficiency ruin your health

Energy deficiency is not just a problem of third world countries. It can be found in our hospitals, schools and kindergartens, rest homes and on our sports fields. It can affect over and underweight people.
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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 »

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