Outstanding 'Mod Pods'

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Congratulations to the ‘Mod Pods’ team – Chloe Wright (L in photo), Lorna Breen and Mikaela Vivian (R in photo) – from Carmel College who gained ‘Outstanding’ in the 2019... Read more about 'Outstanding 'Mod Pods''...

Calling all teachers of Year 7 and 8 food classes!

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Check out the latest Year 7 Unit plan, lesson plans, recipes, activities and accompanying resources - click this link. Read more about 'Calling all teachers of Year 7 and 8 food classes!'...

Professional Development seminars


By the end of 2019 the Heart Foundation and will have delivered a total of nine Professional Development (PD) seminars (the orange circles) for the year. Read more about 'Professional Development seminars'...

GirlBoss Alexia Hilbertidou on Gen Z


Alexia is a New Zealand social entrepreneur and the founder of GirlBoss New Zealand, a not-for-profit organisation which aims to empower women in leadership, entrepreneurship, science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Read more about 'GirlBoss Alexia Hilbertidou on Gen Z'...

Kiwi kids can cook amazing dishes

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The Kiwi Kids Can Cook final showdown, sponsored by, was held on Sunday 11 August at Westfield’s Manukau Shopping Centre in South Auckland. Read more about 'Kiwi kids can cook amazing dishes'...

What makes New Zealand grown tomatoes great?

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Tomatoes NZ have produced two informative YouTube animations about New Zealand fresh tomatoes. Read more about 'What makes New Zealand grown tomatoes great?'...

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Culinary Professionals

Foodwriters Conference

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The mighty Waikato – where magic runs deep. Read more about 'Foodwriters Conference'...

Technology Education NZ Conference

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Technology Education New Zealand had their conference earlier this month in October. Teachers from all teaching levels attended the conference held at Albany Senior High School [ASHS]. Read more about 'Technology Education NZ Conference'...

Go Samoa!

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Wow, the 2019 Rugby world cup is wonderful. Our recipe today is a popular recipe throughout the Pacific. Read more about 'Go Samoa!'...

Te Awamutu College wins

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The National Secondary School Culinary Challenge 2019 Read more about 'Te Awamutu College wins'...

Global food trends for culinary professionals

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A tag team with David Hughes and David Hughes Read more about 'Global food trends for culinary professionals'...

Safe Food - Fourth edition now available

safefood cover3 is delighted that the 4th edition of Safe food has been launched. has supported this very useful book with a Bacteria and temperature poster [see below]. Read more about 'Safe Food - Fourth edition now available'...

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Generation X got its name because it was considered to be harder to describe or understand — think “planet X” or “the X factor” — than their much-studied Baby Boomer predecessors. Read more about 'Gen-X'...

A plant-based diet is good for you!

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A growing body of evidence is showing that a plant-based diet could benefit cardiovascular health. A new study strengthens these earlier findings, as researchers find that eating more vegetables, legumes,... Read more about 'A plant-based diet is good for you!'...

Healthy Active Learning

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Healthy Active Learning is a new Wellbeing Budget initiative that will promote and improve healthy eating and physical activity in schools, kura and early learning services across Aotearoa. Read more about 'Healthy Active Learning'...

Hauora Hub - Health Expo

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The Hauora Hub (Health Expo) was held on Saturday 23rd March 2019, 9-11.30 am at Clendon Town Centre. Read more about 'Hauora Hub - Health Expo'...

Lots of vegetables have fibre!

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University of Otago researchers have found a link between higher intakes of dietary fibre and whole grain foods and a reduction in the risk of a wide range of non-communicable... Read more about 'Lots of vegetables have fibre!'...

New insights into nutrition of New Zealand babies


New University of Auckland research examining whether Kiwi families are meeting national food and nutrition guidelines when feeding their babies, has found strong adherence to some of the guidelines but... Read more about 'New insights into nutrition of New Zealand babies'...

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