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New research reveals unique insight into New Zealand eight-year-olds

Tuesday, 10 November, 2020 - 05:48

New Zealand eight-year-olds are mostly living busy, healthy, happy lives in supportive families and developing a growing sense of their own identity and autonomy, but obesity, body image, mental wellbeing and screen time are emerging issues.

Kiwi kids get half of energy intake from ultra-processed foods - research

Monday, 2 November, 2020 - 08:26

New Zealand children consume almost half of their energy intake from ultra-processed food by 12 months old, with consumption rising even higher by the time they turn five.

'Epidemic' of FASD among Maori to come under spotlight - expert

Friday, 30 October, 2020 - 09:08

A University of Otago researcher has been awarded a grant to undertake vital research on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) which she says disproportionately affects Māori in epidemic proportions.

Research to investigate systemic drivers of Maori cannabis and meth use - HRC

Thursday, 29 October, 2020 - 05:00

A Kaupapa Māori analysis of the multiple dimensions of cannabis and methamphetamine use is the focus of a $554,000 postdoctoral fellowship awarded to Māori health researcher Dr Erena Wikaire (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine, Te Kapotai, Te Hikutu).

PETA sends Duncan Garner Vegan goodies

Tuesday, 20 October, 2020 - 10:45

As Auckland-based radio host Duncan Garner prepares to begin his new life as a vegan, making good on his promise to go vegan for a year if Labour won the 2020 election, animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has sent him a hamper from The Cruelty Free Shop full wit

NZ start-up wins coveted US award for innovation in infant nutrition - Good Feeding

Tuesday, 20 October, 2020 - 09:59

Good Feeding (Go Well), a start-up focused on infant nutrition, has won the 2020 Food-Navigator USA Trailblazers award for innovation in kid-focused foods.

Kiwis living longer in poor health; populations more at risk of Covid - study

Friday, 16 October, 2020 - 15:27

Latest global disease estimates reveal perfect storm of rising chronic diseases and public health failures fuelling COVID-19 pandemic

Ban junk food advertising on television - Chris Leitch

Monday, 12 October, 2020 - 02:21

Big spending announcements by the major parties have ignored the real problems the country needs to front up to, Social Credit Party Leader, Chris Leitch says.

One of the biggest heading our way is the freight train of obesity.

Move over Egg Day, make way for the chicken - Vegan Society Aotearoa

Friday, 9 October, 2020 - 00:11

It's the first World Egg Free Day and the five nations of New Zealand, Australia, Belgium, Canada and The Netherlands have come together to put the chicken before the egg.

New study offers answer to dramatically reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes

Tuesday, 6 October, 2020 - 04:45

A newly published study shows that taking blackcurrant extract could be the answer to dramatically reducing the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.