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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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