Extensive preparations for the English cricket team's recent
successful Ashes campaign in Australia included highly
individualised dietary advice and support, an international
sports nutritionist, Jeni Pearce, said yesterday.
National nutritional surveys are the "cornerstone of food and
nutrition monitoring" in New Zealand, but thought is needed
about how the running of future surveys can be ensured,
University of Otago Associate Prof Winsome Parnell said.
The apparel industry is still dogged by problems resulting
from poor guesswork about garment sizes, and many people
still cannot find clothes that fit them, a leading US
researcher, Dr Kathleen Robinette, says.
Advanced imaging techniques are allowing the recovery of lost
information from key heritage documents, including the
handwritten draft of the American Declaration of
Independence, leading US-based preservation scientist Dr
Fenella France says.
Patients who had struggled to attend medical appointments
because they could not access transport have responded
positively to a free community transport service launched by
the Red Cross in Dunedin last year.