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5+ A Day®

DESCRIPTION: Welcome to the 5+ A Day Charitable Trust 5+ A Day is a Charitable Trust that encourages all Kiwis to eat five or more servings of colourful, fresh fruit and vegetables every day for health and vitality. 5+ A Day promotes healthy lifestyles. Just like a car needs the right fuel to run well, we need fresh fruit and vegetables to get the best out of our bodies for physical activity, learning, sport and all our daily activities. This is in line with our Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation’s recommendations. The 5+ A Day Charitable Trust was formed in 2007 for the benefit of the general public and specifically the children of New Zealand. The Trust is committed to increasing the consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables for better health in all New Zealanders. 5+ A Day focuses its work in the education setting. Curriculum-linked resources promoting awareness, understanding and knowledge of the importance of eating 5+ A Day are produced and distributed free to educators and health professionals via our education website and this consumer website
KEY WORDS: 5+ a Day, vegetables, fruit, health, nutrition, Fruit and Vegetable Facts, Fredge, recipes, teaching resources for schools and Early Childhood Centres, Fredge

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ABC Nutrition

DESCRIPTION: Our team of uniquely qualified dietitians and nutritionists have had 30+ years of combined experience working for large multinational food companies around the globe. During our time working in and consulting to food industry, we have been instrumental players in numerous high profile product launches and reformulations - meaning we know what works.
KEY WORDS: ABC Nutrition, Angela Berrill, Nutrition, nutrition information, health claims, food labelling, product development, NPD, product reformulation, staff training, media, PR, seminars, nutrition writer, communications, food and nutrition consultants, allergies, nutrition substantiation, nutrition support, marketing strategy, literature reviews, Food Standards Code, commercialisation, dairy, infant formula, vegetables, fruit, baby food, snacks, food for special purpose, nutritional supplements, medical supplements.

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DESCRIPTION: ESR can help protect your markets by testing your food products to the highest scientific standards of any organisation in New Zealand. A truly independent and globally networked organisation providing IANZ accredited analyses for food, water, meat, fish and dairy. We offering chemical, microbiological (bacteria & viruses) and physical testing, in times of crisis and not. ESR has the networks, knowledge and track record to help you work effectively with many NZ government agencies on food safety and quality issues.
KEY WORDS: ESR, food safety, food forensics, consulting, HACCP, science, research, Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland, chemistry, microbiology, pesticides, food supply, environmental health, public health, communicable disease, foodborne illness, pathogens, shellfish, mussels, oysters, virus, aquatic, marine, water quality, freshwater, regulatory, contamination, hazards, health, interpretation, investigation, expert witness, toxins, algae, risk assessment, glass fragments, heavy metals, fungal toxins, olive oil, halal, meat dna speciation, allergen, health, pure beef, E.coli, listeria, salmonella, norovirus, diet survey, biowaste

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Encouraging healthy food choices early in life can help create lifelong preferences for healthy foods. The Food and Beverage Classification System (FBCS) is a practical tool that can be used to identify healthy food and drink options.

The FBCS was developed by the Ministry of Health specifically for foods and beverages children commonly consume in an education setting. Foods and beverages are classified according to their nutrient profile and the system identifies the healthier options. Foods and beverages are divided into two levels for registration; everyday and sometimes.

Everyday Foods - Everyday foods and drinks are the healthiest choices. Encourage and promote these foods and drinks.

Sometimes foods - Sometimes foods and drink should be eaten in moderation. These foods and drinks should not dominate the choices available.

What is fuelled4life?
Based on the FBCS, fuelled4life is a collaborative initiative that involves the education, health and food industry sectors working together to make it easier to have healthier food in schools and early childhood education (ECE) services.

The Heart Foundation has updated, simplified and made the system more user-friendly. It aims to help ECE services and schools to provide cost effective, nutritious options that give children and young people more variety and choice.

How it works
Food companies register products with fuelled4life as everyday or sometimes and these products are identified in a Buyers’ Guide. The guides are available as printed books and on The website also provides useful information, recipes and tips. Schools and ECE services that sign up to fuelled4life receive the free printed Buyers’ Guide each year and regular e-newsletters.

How can schools and ECE services get involved?
Schools and ECE services can sign-up to fuelled4life online at and get the benefit of a simplified streamlined system.

How can food companies get involved?
There are a number of marketing advantages available to food companies who register with fuelled4life. Contact Larissa Beeby for more information.

Fuelled4life is an easy way to implement the Food and Beverage Classification System and helps schools and ECE services to identify and offer healthy food choices to children.

KEY WORDS: Fuelled4life, Food and Beverage Classification System, FBCS, food product classification, healthy foods and drinks in schools, early childhood education, Ministry of Health Health & Nutrition guidelines

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Health Promotion Agency (HPA)

DESCRIPTION: The Health Promotion Agency (HPA) is a Crown entity under the Crown Entities Act 2004. It was established on 1 July 2012 by the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Amendment Act 2012 with an overall function to lead and support activities for the following purposes: promoting health and wellbeing and encouraging healthy lifestyles preventing disease, illness and injury enabling environments that support health and wellbeing and healthy lifestyles reducing personal, social and economic harm.
KEY WORDS: It also has the following alcohol-specific functions: giving advice and making recommendations to government, government agencies, industry, non-government bodies, communities, health professionals, and others on the sale, supply, consumption, misuse and harm of alcohol so far as those matters relate to HPA’s general functions undertaking or working with others to research the use of alcohol in New Zealand, public attitudes towards alcohol, and problems associated with, or consequent on, the misuse of alcohol.

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Heart Foundation

DESCRIPTION: The Heart Foundation of New Zealand supports the community, researchers & medical professionals, reducing heart disease through education & intervention. We work on a range of initiatives that aim to improve the food supply and increase the availability of healthier foods and beverages. Our key activities include supporting and encouraging food companies to reformulate their foods by reducing the fat, saturated fat, and salt levels as well as supporting the up skilling of caterers and foodservice workers to improve the foods they produce. Heart Foundation Tick: New Zealand's most trusted front of pack food labelling system, since 1996. Hospitality Hub: Information, resources and tools relevant to all food service sectors to help produce healthy food. HeartSAFE: The national, industry-led initiative to support continued reduction of sodium in manufactured foods. Better Pies: Guidelines to produce pies that are lower in fat and salt. Best Practice Frying: Better frying practices produce potato chips lower in fat. fuelled4life: Getting a great start to life through healthy eating - fuelled4life helps schools and early childhood education services provide healthier food.
KEY WORDS: Heart Foundation Tick, Pick The Tick, fuelled4life, heart, foundation, nz, new zealand, nhf, national, disease, attack, coronary, angina, research, grants, jump rope for heart, healthy heart award, health, blood, vessel, cholesterol, lottery

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Nestlé Healthy Active Kids

DESCRIPTION: The overall objective of the Nestlé Healthy Active Kids programme is to raise nutrition and health knowledge and promote physical activity with school-age children around the world. In New Zealand, we partner with AUT Millennium and the NZ Nutrition Foundation to support the development of free teachers resources, designed for teachers in partnership with teachers at School Kit, to inspire healthy and active kids through cross-curricular enquiry-based learning modules that are innovative and informative. We also activate day long programs at AUT Millennium as a unique opportunity to extend the Nestlé Healthy Active Kids experience outside of the classroom. The activities on the day compliment the themes of the learning modules: The agenda allows for team building and learning through being active, as well as an engaging nutrition session over the lunch time break, and a healthy lunch is provided for all the students. Plus you can experience the passion that AUT Millennium has for an active lifestyle!
KEY WORDS: Nestlé Healthy Active Kids, Be Healthy, Be Active, healthy eating, nutrition education, physical activity, AUT Millennium, NZ Nutrition Foundation

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New Zealand Nutrition Foundation

DESCRIPTION: The New Zealand Nutrition Foundation is a professional, non-profit organisation whose members believe all New Zealanders should have access to accurate information to enable them to make informed choices about food and the effect it has on their health. We help New Zealanders make these choices by providing a balanced viewpoint on important issues around food, nutrition and health. Annual Kellogg's & New Zealand Nutrition Foundation Nutritionist Development Award. NZNF Committee for Healthy Ageing.
KEY WORDS: Nutrition, food, healthy eating, NZNF, Making Meals Matter, expert, information, facts, advice, healthy choices

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