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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.

Seeking authenticity in food and nutrition information

Authenicity is a buzz word right now but when it comes to food how authentic is the nutrition information we receive? Where does your food and nutrition information come from? Is it meeting your needs? Learn more… Read more »

How to stay an athlete and enjoy active aging

Exercise and age are both stressors on the body, but with the correct diet and exercise we can adapt, remodel our body and maintain a high level of fitness (at any age) if we are prepared to put in the effort, long-term. Read more »

Hidden hunger: Could this be affecting you too?

While New Zealand may be very successful at producing food our health statistics tell a very different story. Let’s take a look at the impact ultra-processed foods are having on hidden hunger, our gut and mental health. Read more »

The protein needs of young athletes

At a time when they are also growing, young athletes may need as much as 50% more protein than their more sedentary peers. So should this extra protein be consumed from whole foods or supplements? Learn more…
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Building better bones!

Bone is a living, growing tissue that is forever changing but needs to be fed. Easily taken for granted, it’s not until we stub our toe or suffer a fracture that we register the importance of bone to our life and freedom. Learn more.. Read more »

Food, beverage and fitness trends for 2023

Globally there is disruption to supply chains, inflation, changes in technology and war in many regions. Food systems are experiencing instability which is changing the trends in our choice of food, beverages and fitness. Read more »

How to Grow an Athlete: From Playground to Podium

It’s finally out Lea’s latest sports nutrition book for children How to Grow an Athlete: From Playground to Podium is available to buy from NZ booksellers and directly from Lea. To learn more listen to Lea’s interview with RNZ Read more »

Are you blending rather than chewing your food?

With families on the go every day it’s often easier to down a smoothie for breakfast than to sit down and eat. While this is certainly better than not eating at all we really do need to take the time to chew our food. Find out why?.. Read more »

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