Blogs

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  • It’s only natural to be tempted by comfort foods over the colder months but, to ward off winter illness and keep in shape, it’s important to make healthy food choices – comfort doesn’t need to mean unhealthy.

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  • It’s World Salt Awareness Week (12 – 18 March) and the focus this year is on simple steps you can take to reduce salt in your diet. It’s surprising how quickly our intake of salt can add up across the day.

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  • In 2007 we began working with food companies in New Zealand to reduce salt levels in processed food. Now we’re working with them to reduce sugar.

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  • Food shopping on a budget can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be as hard as you think. We’ve got some money-saving tips that will help your money go further.

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  • 29 September 2017
    Is going vegetarian healthier?

    With World Vegetarian Day on 01 October – it was time for our nutrition experts to have a go at trialling another dietary approach. Surely going meat-free couldn’t be too difficult? Or could it!

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  • The Heart Foundation’s team of food and nutrition experts’ trial ‘eating on a budget’ for a month and share their top tips for making your weekly eating more affordable while still being healthy.

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  • New research has been released on the benefits of eating 10 serves of fruit and veges every day. Our nutrition experts share their real-life experience of the 10+ a day challenge and we share our five top tips to get 10+ a day into your day.

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  • Easter is coming up again soon and no doubt chocolate and marshmallow eggs will be rolling in your front door. This year we’ve come up with something a little different for Easter.

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  • A restaurant-owner’s young son gets involved in the family business by creating a healthy kids’ menu. The results are fantastic!

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  • In the age of sugar dominating news headlines - salt is now being described as the forgotten killer by many health organisations.

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  • There are many different dietary trends out there, many of which call for the elimination of certain foods or entire food groups. But how ‘healthy’ are these diets really?

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  • Elaine Kirk’s heart attack was such a shock for the fit, non-smoking 57-year-old that she now makes good nutrition her main priority.

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