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Inaugural Nutrition Week to Set the Record Straight

Inaugural Nutrition Week to Set the Record Straight

This September, the New Zealand Nutrition Foundation (NZNF) is launching New Zealand’s first Nutrition Week to help Kiwis make informed, healthy and enjoyable food choices.

From September 23 - 27, New Zealand Nutrition Week will address key issues affecting the health and nutrition of all New Zealanders.

“With food fads and contradictory messages taking over column space and clogging up social media feeds, it’s increasingly difficult for New Zealanders to know what good food choices are,” says NZNF CEO Sue Pollard.

“Buzz words like superfoods and gluten free are widely misunderstood,” adds Pollard. “New Zealand Nutrition Week is about removing some of the myths around nutrition and food choices and providing user friendly information that all New Zealanders can apply to their everyday lives.”

New Zealand Nutrition Week will also address key nutritional issues affecting New Zealand’s population as a whole such as the impact of good nutrition on ageing well and the necessity of learning how to cook at home.

“As a nation we are now living in an obesogenic environment where less healthy food is the easier choice,” says NZNF Dietitian Sarah Hanrahan. “We need to go back to basics and re-learn valuable skills like cooking at home and eating together as a family. These are some of the most important things we can do to improve the health of New Zealanders.”

Throughout Nutrition Week commentary and insights on each topic will be provided by well-known nutritional experts including Elaine Rush, Professor of Nutrition at AUT University and Scientific Director of the NZNF and Associate Professor Richard Gearry, University of Otago and Medical Director of the NZNF.

“The NZNF is very excited to be bringing together such an esteemed group of people to provide opinion and information throughout New Zealand Nutrition Week,” says Pollard. “Through these experts we aim to provide a balanced viewpoint so that all New Zealanders can make informed choices about food and the effect it has on their and their children’s life-long health.”

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