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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.

Supermarket Shopping: An essential life skill to teach our kids

Children can learn a lot about good nutrition and budgeting if you can take them shopping, notice their environment and show them how to cook before they go flatting. Read more »

Forget the dietary ‘shoulds’. It’s what you ‘do’ that counts.

Eating well, protecting your body with better nutrition now can help you to channel your energy into the things in life that really matter to you. Find out how a nutritional assessment can help you reach your goals… Read more »

Carbohydrate for body growth and repair

Protein provides the building blocks of amino acids to allow for muscle mass and tissue repair, but it is the carbs that fuel this body building process. Encouraging people to control,not cut, their carbohydrate can be a challenge. Read more »

Weighty issues

In recent years, the ‘diet mentality’ has been criticised, coupled with the new movement toward body positivity, mindfulness and ‘self-care’. Does this approach work for everyone? What other tools might we need to consider? Read more »

Heat Stress: Could you be at risk?

Heat stress can be a concern for all of us but in particular young and elderly people, athletes and people working outside in the heat such as in the construction industry, farming, forrestry etc. Learn more Read more »

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 »

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