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Good nutrition aids peak performance on and off the track.

How to Grow an Athlete: From Playground to Podium on RNZ

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 booksellers around New Zealand. To learn more listen to Lea’s interview with RNZ Read more »

Milk is a valuable sports nutrition supplement

Whether you are an athlete wanting to improve your performance or just keen to improve your level of fitness, interest is growing in the use of milk as a sports supplement that is good for your health at any age. Read more »

6 reasons to control, not cut your carbohydrate intake

Are you needing to lose or gain weight, control blood pressure, reduce insulin resistance, diabetes, PCOS or heart disease? Dietitians recommend that controlling rather than cutting your carbos, can provide many health benefits. Read more »

Use nutrition knowledge to empower you to a healthier life

How do you learn & where does your nutrition information come from? How much do you eat to stay well & to fund changes in activity levels? What beliefs & attitudes prevent you from making better food choices? Learn more 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 »

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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