Blogs

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  • 12 January 2016
    Tips to fuel a hungry teen

    If you’re struggling to keep the pantry stocked, the fridge full and your grocery bill within budget, there's a good chance you’re living with teenagers. Keeping time and budget in mind, here are six tips to fuel a hungry teen. 

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  • We're calling on chefs to offer healthier options to children, but we're not asking you to do it alone. We're here to help.

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  • Packing a picnic and heading down to the beach or park is a much-loved tradition for many of us. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the warm weather, spend time with family and friends and savour the taste of good food.

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  • Many of you will have seen the recent scary headlines about vegetable oils releasing cancer-causing chemicals when heated to high temperatures. As we read yet another story about food causing cancer, it’s no wonder members of the public are confused.

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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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