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The power of veggies

Keeping muscle mass and function is very important as you age. Typically as a muscle ages, it not only diminishes in size and strength, it also loses its aerobic capacity. This impacts on mobility and therefore, the ability to stay independent. The biological role of your muscles goes far beyond mobility. …

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Innovation in the snack business

The drive to create healthy, convenient products using natural ingredients, as well as environmentally friendly food wrap has drawn out a number of innovative Kiwi’s.  I was struck by several articles over the last week posted in the online news forum Stuff.co.nz,  where small businesses have emerged with simple ideas, often …

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Eldernet Food Lovers Resources

Hey all you food lovers, Here in the Eldernet Office we have been speaking to these wonderful meal providers who do such a great job out in the community providing meals to people in their homes. You may have noticed a bit of a theme here recently … We just wanted …

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Malnutrition in Older people

A healthy diet is important for everyone. We all know that babies and young children need enough of the right food to grow and be healthy. But did you know that very old, along with the very young, are most vulnerable to the effects of poor diet? As we age …

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