Diet & Nutrition

Support for fizzy drink ban

Support for fizzy drink ban

A ban on fizzy drinks in Northland hospitals has won the support of staff and the public, the Northland District Health Board says.

Revealed: the state of our kids' teeth

Revealed: the state of our kids' teeth

More pre-schoolers are being hospitalised with dental disease including severe tooth decay than any other age group, and the rate of admissions in New Zealand for all age groups have grown significantly in the past 20 years.

Sports drinks: Should kids be using them?

Sports drinks: Should kids be using them?

Kids playing weekend games want heavily marketed sports or caffeinated drinks but a public health researcher says their choices are unhealthy and of little help on the field.

Change in diet changing minds

Change in diet changing minds

A healthy mind and a healthy body might be inextricably linked, writes Felice Jacka 

Cholera treatment spurs sports drink

The formula used to treat patients with cholera has spurred a new sports rehydration drink developed by a company with links to both Auckland and San Francisco.

Healthy food app gets the thumbs up

Healthy food app gets the thumbs up

A new smartphone application, designed to help consumers choose healthy food options, has been given the thumbs up by health experts and consumers.

Mutated gene increases odds of obesity

Mutated gene increases odds of obesity

Women battling the bulge may be fighting more than just sweet temptation, according to new research showing a fat gene could be to blame.

3 nutrition tips for good health

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Here's 3 tips that will help you eat smarter and healthier to support your weight loss efforts.

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