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Fonterra's Anmum formula hits NZ shelves

Fonterra’s internationally established infant nutrition brand Anmum is now available to New Zealand families. Fonterra Brands New Zealand Managing Director Leon Clement says Anmum is a $200 million brand in Fonterra’s Asian markets with an established track record of quality and trust with parents. “Anmum draws on Fonterra and its legacy companies’ 50 plus years of experience in dairy research and in producing paediatric formulas for third parties. ... more

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Eat better to live longer, says nutritionist

New Zealanders are healthier today than they were 50 years ago, and improved diet is one of the main reasons, says Registered Nutritionist Nikki Hart in a newly released video on healthier eating. “Life expectancy has been steadily increasing, and women can now expect to live to around 83 years and men till about 80 – and with a bit more nutritional care we could improve the odds further,” she says. “Contrary to what many people believe, we are healthier than ... more

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Grocery plan good for budget and limits treats, says nutritionist

Having a supermarket shopping list is good for your budget, can ensure variety, and limits ‘treat’ items, says dietitian and Registered Nutritionist Nikki Hart in a new video on healthy eating. The video, entitled ‘Smarter Shopping’ and produced for the NZ Food and Grocery Council, is full of great tips about where consumers can find the most healthful foods in supermarkets, how to read labels, and how to compare products. Nikki Hart says shoppers should have a ... more

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Fonterra Milk for Schools passes major milestone

Fonterra has delivered more than 50 million packs of milk to Kiwi kids since its Milk for Schools programme began – that’s more than 10 million litres of milk. 1,480 primary schools throughout New Zealand including the Chatham, Great Barrier and Stewart Islands are part of the programme that sees thousands of children enjoying Anchor milk every school day. Fonterra Director of Social Responsibility Carolyn Mortland said it’s great to mark the start of the ... more

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Top nutrition scientist returns to NZ for new role at Massey

One of the world’s leading nutrition specialists, Barbara Burlingame, has been appointed to Massey University in Wellington to help advance public health nutrition and food systems knowledge. The role is a joint appointment between the School of Public Health and the School of Food and Nutrition to enhance Massey’s profile internationally in nutritional and health sciences. Dr Burlingame, who originally hails from Boston, holds a PhD from Massey and undergraduate degrees ... more

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Tea towels do more than just dry dishes

These tea towels do more than simply dry dishes – they help thousands of Kiwi kids learn more about food. How you ask? By empowering the next generation of New Zealanders with food knowledge and skills they can use forever. The Garden To Table Trust is a nation-wide charity programme that sees kids enthusiastically getting their hands dirty learning how to grow, harvest, prepare and share fresh, seasonal food. Now the trust is asking for a little help to support ... more

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Health Ministry reinforces advice to avoid coconut oil

Coconut oil has been given a new black mark by the health establishment, with the Ministry of Health and its nutrition advisers the latest to advise striking it from recipes for the good of our arteries. Some health researchers have been alarmed by the promotion of coconut oil as a "superfood", because of its high proportion of saturated fat. The Heart Foundation advises limiting coconut oil intake because it could increase the risk of coronary heart disease. ... more

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Government to tackle childhood obesity

More than 4000 obese 4-year-olds a year are expected to be referred to experts in healthy eating and physical activity under a new Government plan to tackle obesity. Health Minister Jonathan Coleman yesterday announced the plan, which will make childhood obesity one of his Health Targets. The Health Targets, although controversial, have succeeded in making the health sector do what health ministers want, such as helping more smokers to quit and reducing delays in emergency ... more

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FGC welcomes Government’s obesity package

The NZ Food and Grocery Council welcomes the Government’s package of initiatives to tackle obesity in children. “This is a pragmatic approach to a concerning problem,” says Chief Executive Katherine Rich. “We all know that childhood obesity is a complex issue and that we must all help to solve it. Everyone must do their bit – families, individuals, industry, government, and public health officials – and this package recognises that. ... more

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Minister welcomes Health Star Ratings on drinks

Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew welcomes the decision by New Zealand Beverage Council (NZBC) to adopt the Health Star Ratings (HSR) on nearly all non-alcoholic beverages. The NZBC, which produces 95 per cent of all juice and non-alcoholic beverages in New Zealand, has unanimously agreed to phase in the rating system. “The HSR is a great way to help consumers make healthier choices quickly and easily when comparing similar packaged foods by taking the guesswork out of reading ... more

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