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  • Everyone with a heart condition should get a 2020 flu vaccine. Free flu vaccines are available for high-risk groups during the Covid-19 (coronavirus) Level 4 lockdown. Here's why it's important and some advice on how to get the vaccine safely.

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  • Coffee is the biggest source of caffeine worldwide and Kiwis love their coffee. This week we're looking at how much caffeine we should have and how it affects our heart health.

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  • The week of 9–15 March 2020 is the World Action on Health and Salt, Salt Awareness Week. There are strong links to salt and heart health and it’s important to understand where the salt in our diet is coming from.

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  • There's a growing trend towards eating less meat and more plant-based foods. But are all meat-free products equal? Find out what to look for when you're shopping and the best foods to include in your plant-based diet.

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  • When's the last time you looked closely at the quality of your school canteen menu? It's an important question because how you present this menu will have some influence on items kids are likely to order.

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  • Standardised recipes are created by your organisation using equipment found in your kitchen. These recipes are used to produce a known quality and quantity of food and help control costs and waste of product. Learn how to make one below.

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  • School canteens play an important role in influencing healthy food and drink choices, not only through what's on offer, but also how they're promoted. Here are some tips to improve your service.

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  • Looking for ideas to make your lunch options healthier for your school or early learning service? With a little planning sandwiches, rolls and wraps can be highly nutritious and fun to eat. Look at our filling suggestions below for some ideas for your next lunch.

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  • There’s good evidence that following a heart-healthy diet can improve your blood cholesterol and heart health. Find out which foods are best at helping to lower your cholesterol.

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  • Spring is finally here. Why not the most of it by making some positive changes? From spending more time outside to eating fresh seasonal vegetables, there's lots you can do to embrace the new season.

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  • Do you struggle to choose ‘healthy’ products at the supermarket? You’re not alone. Find out the meaning of some common nutrition claims and what to look for on a food label.

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  • If you have a fitness tracker, it probably tells you to walk 10,000 steps a day. But is 10,000 steps a suitable target for heart health? And how does it compare with the recommended 30 minutes a day?

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