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Dairy avoidance reaches dangerous levels, especially for women

A study has found for the first time that one in six adult Australians are choosing to avoid milk and dairy foods, the majority without a medical diagnosis, leading to public health concerns for women in particular. The survey, undertaken by CSIRO and the University of Adelaide, found that the vast majority of avoiders (74 per cent) are making this choice to relieve adverse gastrointestinal symptoms such as cramps, bloating or wind. Far fewer participants cited not liking the taste or ... more

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Otago researchers design heart-healthy loaf

New Zealand researchers have used linear programming on a range of bread recipes to produce a low-cost loaf that is healthier for the heart than many commercially-available options. Bread is such an important food in New Zealand that the Otago University researchers wanted to see if they could come up with healthier loaves to help lower rates of heart disease and related conditions. In a blog posted yesterday, they say dietary factors such as the risk of high salt (sodium) intake ... more

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Growing scientific evidence demonstrates the health benefits of kiwifruit

From the digestive system to immunity and metabolic health, an increasing body of research demonstrates how beneficial kiwifruit is for human health. The latest research was presented in Tauranga, New Zealand this week by leading scientists at the first-ever International Symposium on Kiwifruit and Health. The symposium brought together nearly 200 global health experts to consider the role of fruit, in particular kiwifruit, in a healthy diet. The event was initiated by the Riddet ... more

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Inaugural Oceanic Nutrition Leadership Program (ONLP) Course open for applications

The Inaugural Oceanic Nutrition Leadership Program (ONLP) Course will be launched in Australia, 2 – 10 October 2016, at the Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Education Centre, Riversdale, Bundanon, New South Wales Objectives: • Biennial 7-day Leadership training course • To Build a strong Network of nutrition leaders in Oceania & globally Who should apply? • Do you have what it takes to be a leader and make a difference in the field of nutrition? ... more

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Sausage vs steak does it matter?

Parents want their children to eat the same foods as the rest of family, so it can be challenging if they prefer a sausage sizzle to steak on the barbecue. Often foods which are nutritionally good for us are more difficult to eat. Red meat, a rich source of haem iron, can be difficult for young children to chew, and it doesn’t stop there. Dr Cath Conlon, from Massey University’s School of Food and Nutrition, says eating a range of foods is important, but often texture can ... more

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New research shows increase in Kiwi fast food breakfasts

Kiwis are either skipping breakfast or choosing poor options including reheated fish & chips, cold pizza and beer according to new research. The Sanitarium Better Brekkie study investigated the attitudes and habits of Kiwis and found that when it came to breakfast, despite 93% of us saying it’s an important meal many either skip it or choose something unhealthy. The study revealed that a tenth (10%) of us like to start our day with a fatty fix by buying our breakfast from ... more

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Health Star Rating awareness campaign welcomed

The NZ Food and Grocery Council welcomes the launch of the new Health Promotion Agency Awareness Campaign to promote the Health Star Rating System for food products. This includes a series of short videos to explain how the Health Stars work and remind shoppers that products with a higher star rating are healthier choices within a supermarket category. Some supermarkets will have information in their aisles and others will include it in their flyers. There will also be ad-shell posters. ... more

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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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