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Quick Food Facts: SALT

Why reduce salt intake? * A high intake of salt has been linked to high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease. * Salt is made up of two substances – sodium and chloride – but it’s the sodium that’s responsible for causing health problems. * Although sodium is an essential…

Finding quick, nutritious snacks

That piece of cake may look tempting but there are lots of quick, healthier snacks you can reach for. And if you do, you will feel better for it and often more satisfied. Part of the secret is to spice up your snacks and use a little imagination so there…

Let’s hear it for Vitamin K

Many vitamins like C and B are familiar names to us. But Vitamin K is one we don’t hear a lot about – although, like all vitamins, it is an essential nutrient.  In other words, we need it! What is it and what does it do? Vitamin K is a…

Colour and variety to kick-start the day

It can often be hard to eat a healthy breakfast, says trained dietitian and registered nutritionist Nikki Hart in a video about how Kiwis can prioritise fuelling their body when they wake up. She says she believes that if food is not the first thing on your mind in the…

Breaking fads for healthier Kiwis

Food is playing an increasingly large role in our lives, and with myths floating around the internet it is important to distinguish fact from the fiction, trained dietitian and registered nutritionist Nikki Hart says in a video on the dynamics of food fads. She says she believes that nutrition is…

Processed doesn’t always mean less healthy

Trained dietitian and registered nutritionist Nikki Hart highlights the rationale behind food processing and in this video debunks misinformation consumers may have towards food additives as well as canned, frozen and pasteurised foods. She says there needs to be better understanding around food processing. “Prior to technological advances, people had…

Achieving successful ageing

New Zealanders are healthier today than they were 50 years ago, and improved diet is one of the main reasons, says Registered Nutritionist Nikki Hart in this video on healthier eating. “Life expectancy has been steadily increasing, and women can now expect to live to around 83 years and men…

Shopping Smarter with a Shopping List

Having a supermarket shopping list is good for your budget, can ensure variety, and limits ‘treat’ items, says dietitian and Registered Nutritionist Nikki Hart in this video on healthier eating. The video, entitled ‘Smarter Shopping’, is full of great tips about where consumers can find the most healthful foods in…

Balancing snacks and treats

Balancing snacks and treats is a challenge for many people but the secret is in identifying them, according to food and nutrition expert Nikki Hart in this video on healthy eating. Nikki shows that all foods and beverages can fit within a person’s overall pattern of intake - but only if…

Creating an ‘energy gap’ the key

Creating an energy gap is the key to preventing weight gain, according to food and nutrition expert Nikki Hart in this video on healthier eating. The short video shows how small changes in our food or activity can create the all-important energy gap that shifts our body towards burning body…