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  • Everyone needs protein in their diet. It’s a fundamental energy source (like fat and carbohydrates) and helps in the growth and repair of our muscles, bones, hair, nails, skin and organs. No wonder proteins are known as the ‘building blocks’ of our body.

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  • 20 October 2015
    The benefits of calcium

    The Tick team talks about why it’s so important

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  • 6 October 2015
    Sugar is back

    This month, we are excited to announce that sugar criteria will be reintroduced to relevant Tick food categories starting with breakfast cereals and nut and seed bars.

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  • 5 August 2015
    The goodness of grains

    Depending on what you read or who you talk to, you may have come across different sides of the grain-debate. Media headlines switch from boasting their nutritional benefits to reasons for joining the grain-free movement. General dietary advice has always recommended including whole grains as part of a healthy diet. However, with so many conflicting messages these days, you may be wondering, should I be eating them?

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  • Business is booming at a Dunedin school's canteen since its menu was given a healthy overhaul. 

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  • Children are curious little people. They’re not afraid to explore, be imaginative and learn about the world around them. Anyone who has spent time with young ones will be familiar with the question ‘but why?’ Kids have a lot of questions because they are hungry to learn.

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  • What do Ikaria (Greece), Sardinia (Italy), Okinawa (Japan), Loma Linda (California, USA) and Nicoya (Costa Rica) have in common? These locations have all been termed ‘Blue Zones’, pockets around the world where people live longer and better.

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  • 30 April 2015
    Review: That Sugar Film

    Our Tick dietitian Sarah Goonan went along to watch That Sugar Film. Here's her take on it.   

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  • Now that more products with the Health Star Rating are beginning to appear on supermarket shelves, you may be wondering what this means for the Heart Foundation Tick.

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  • Ever tried having a reasonable debate with a fad dieter? Here are some tips.

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  • Although iron is found within every cell in the body, iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in both developing and developed countries. Many Kiwis may not realise their iron levels are low. Let’s take a closer look at how iron deficiency occurs.

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  • This week (16 - 22 March) is World Salt Awareness week and this year's focus is on salt and children.

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