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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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  • It's hard not to feel confused by all the conflicting dietary advice, but aiming for a balanced diet is still the way to go.  

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  • Article updated 27/03/2015We're thrilled to be launching a New Zealand-first website called HeartHelp, which makes it easier than ever for people with heart disease to access support and advice.

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  • It’s always great to see people trying to improve their diets and look after their health. But an unfortunate side effect can be people simply jumping from one fad to the next.

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  • 29 January 2015
    Lunchbox Inspiration

    With the school year now underway, Tick dietitian Sarah Goonan discusses the importance of a healthy school lunch and offers handy tips for a nutritious lunchbox. 

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