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Gen-X

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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

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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'...


Healthy meals at the heart of new school teaching resources

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Food and nutrition/technology classes at schools around New Zealand are being offered contemporary, visually appealing and online tools, following the launch new Food Curriculum Project resources. Read more about 'Healthy meals at the heart of new school teaching resources '...


New health group set up to tackle much-needed health prevention measures

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One-third of premature death and disability in New Zealand is caused by smoking, alcohol, obesity and unhealthy diets, yet less than a half a percent of the health budget is... Read more about 'New health group set up to tackle much-needed health prevention measures'...


Study looks at kūmara as a potential baby health food

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New Zealand researchers are hoping to find out if kūmara could promote healthy bacteria in an infant's gut. Read more about 'Study looks at kūmara as a potential baby health food'...


Kiwi teenagers less fit than a generation ago, Otago research reveals

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New Zealand teenagers are less fit and weigh more than their parents were at the same age, new University of Otago research reveals. Read more about 'Kiwi teenagers less fit than a generation ago, Otago research reveals'...