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Research reveals top barriers to Kiwis cooking healthy meals

Saturday, 13 March, 2021 - 15:51

Over half of Kiwis say they cook unhealthy meals for their family because they don’t have the time to do better, according to a new survey.

The HelloFresh study of 1,000 adults nationwide investigated New Zealander attitudes towards healthy eating and grocery shopping [1].

Experts launch new petition calling for a tax on sugary drinks

Friday, 24 May, 2019 - 05:00

Aotearoa New Zealand is spending more than $20 million every year to anaesthetise children so they can undergo multiple tooth extractions as a consequence of consuming sugary drinks.

Massey student wins Bernice Kelly Award

Tuesday, 11 September, 2018 - 16:14

Massey University graduate Dushanka Hettige has been awarded the 2018 Bernice Kelly Award from Dietitians NZ for the most improved full-time dietetic student, from either Massey University, University of Otago or University of Auckland.

Angela Berrill awarded inaugural Dietetic Communicators Award

Friday, 7 September, 2018 - 14:26

Dietitian Angela Berrill was presented with the inaugural Dietetic Communicators award by Network

Communication at last week’s Dietitians NZ 75th Anniversary Jubilee Conference, held in Auckland.

Massey's Dr Wham awarded Dietitians NZ Award of Excellence

Monday, 18 September, 2017 - 11:18

Associate Professor Carol Wham from Massey University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition recently received the prestigious Dietitians NZ Award of Excellence in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Dietetics. She was presented the award at Te Papa in Wellington late last month.

Dietitians urge public to seek safe nutrition advice

Thursday, 14 September, 2017 - 16:28

With the number of registered practicing dietitians in New Zealand at an all-time high, Dietitians NZ and its members are taking a stand in ensuring the public know where to turn for reliable and safe nutrition advice.

Dietitians NZ gives new food guidelines the thumbs up

Wednesday, 28 October, 2015 - 13:37

Dietitians across the country applaud the common sense advice in the updated Eating and Activity Guidelines, released earlier today by Associate Minister of Health Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-liga.

Experts caution on advice purporting to show fat is good

Wednesday, 30 October, 2013 - 17:21

The international media response to a BMJ opinion piece claiming to debunk the "myth" of saturated fat as a cause of coronary heart disease could undermine public confidence in lifestyle changes that have resulted in appreciable health benefits, say a group of experts in public health and nutriti

Call for MoH to mandate fluoridation of drinking water

Thursday, 17 October, 2013 - 12:29

In light of the overwhelming support for water fluoridation at the weekend local elections, Dietitians NZ calls on the Ministry of Health to mandate the fluoridation of drinking water as part of the safe water supply for New Zealanders.

Food literacy 'no silver bullet'

Thursday, 9 May, 2013 - 10:04

‘Food literacy’ has become the new buzzword in health policy circles, says leading Australian academic and social nutritionist Associate Professor Danielle Gallegos.