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Nutrition is constantly in the media and as Dietitians we endeavour to monitor scientific change and balance it with practical application and the enjoyment of food.

Are you an emotional eater?

Emotional eating isn’t an eating disorder. It is a dyfunctional relationship with food. Associated with depression, anxiety and binge eating. It is highly addictive, causes ill health, needs to be taken seriously. Here are tips to help. Read more »

 Healthy Heart Heros

We may feel surprised when a well known athlete dies of heart disease, but this is a disease that affects us all. While the NZ Heart Foundation offers community guidance and education, health promotion comes from within Read more »

Are you energy deficient?

Energy deficiency is more common than you may think and can be found in our hospitals, schools and kindergartens, rest homes and on our sports fields. It can affect over and underweight people. Are you at risk? Read more »

Thinking of going vegan?

Veganism can be a very healthy lifestyle but there are some important things to know about before deciding that veganism is going to be right for you and will provide sufficient energy to fulfil the life goals you have in mind Read more »

Tips to reduce ‘added sugar’ intake for a healthier Christmas

Are you keen to get healthier this Christmas and 2022? Then start by cutting back on ‘added sugar’. Without giving up all carbohydrate there are lots of ways you can control your blood sugar levels. Here’s some tips to help. Read more »

Nutrition updates may assist Master’s athletic performance

Athletes over 35 years old are mostly in the Master’s category. Their energy and nutrient needs change with age and the level and type of sport being undertaken. Refreshing their nutritional knowledge can improve performance Read more »

Vitamin D for growth and immunity

Recent research has highlighted the importance of vitamin D to respiratory health with those who are deficient being 5 times more likely to contract Covid-19. It is important for children, athletes and the elderly. Find out why? Read more »

Nutrition and eye health

Good vision is essential for good health and sporting performance, especially if athletes are involved in precision sports that require good hand and eye co-ordination such as tennis, archery, pistol shooting, cricket and golf. Read more »

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