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Children need the right fuel

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Children need the right fuel to run and jump and play but also, to think, says Dr Kirsty Fairbairn. Read more about 'Children need the right fuel'...


Frequent family meals promote good nutritional health in children

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“Childhood is a unique window of opportunity for countering detrimental eating and lifestyle habits. Parents act as ‘nutritional gatekeepers’ in that they have a substantial influence on when, what, and... Read more about 'Frequent family meals promote good nutritional health in children'...


New “‘Easy meals with vegetables” recipes

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Back in November vegetables.co.nz launched Easy Meals with Vegetables, a collaborative project with the Health Promotion Agency (HPA) and the Heart Foundation aimed at increasing vegetable consumption with people who... Read more about 'New “‘Easy meals with vegetables” recipes'...


Merry Christmas from the team at vegetables.co.nz

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Not many sleeps to Christmas now. If you haven’t decided what to cook for Christmas dinner, or if you’re entertaining family and friends during the festive season, check out our... Read more about 'Merry Christmas from the team at vegetables.co.nz'...


Easy meals with vegetables

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Vegetables.co.nz have been busy working in partnership with the Health Promotion Agency (HPA) and the Heart Foundation to produce a series of resources aimed at increasing vegetable consumption with sectors... Read more about 'Easy meals with vegetables '...


The story of the kūmara – a superfood shaped by Māori

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Health expert Te Miri Rangi looks at ways to revive indigenous Māori knowledge to optimise health and wellbeing. Read more about 'The story of the kūmara – a superfood shaped by Māori'...


Talking about childhood obesity

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The Health Promotion Agency has produced six short videos to help health professionals have conversations about childhood obesity. Read more about 'Talking about childhood obesity'...


Fruit, vegetable, and legume intake, and cardiovascular disease and deaths

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A recent study has shown that higher total fruit, vegetable, and legume intake was inversely associated with major cardiovascular disease, myocardial infarction, cardiovascular mortality, non-cardiovascular mortality, and total mortality in... Read more about 'Fruit, vegetable, and legume intake, and cardiovascular disease and deaths '...


A healthy cause for celebration in early learning services

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The Heart Foundation has published a new book Healthy Celebrations. Read more about 'A healthy cause for celebration in early learning services'...


Keeping pre-school kids moving

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Obesity rates in children world-wide are burgeoning, and those attending childcare are more at risk. Now a new Massey University study hopes to discover information that may help design interventions... Read more about 'Keeping pre-school kids moving'...