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Reducing food waste

Food waste is a big problem in New Zealand. Every year Kiwis send approximately 122,547 tonnes of food to landfill, all of which could have been eaten. This is enough to feed the whole of Dunedin for two years. Food is wasted at all stages of the supply chain, from …

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Plant-based Eating

Blue Zones are geographical areas of the world where people live longer, healthier lives: Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Loma Linda, US; Nicoya, Costa Rica and Icaria, Greece. One thing common to Blue Zones is eating a 95% plant-based diet—a diet full of whole plant foods. It’s not about cutting out …

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How to get your taste buds talking

It’s a matter of taste Some people eat to live, others live to eat, but one thing is certain, if food tastes good, you’ll eat more of it! We all have personal food preferences. These are shaped by many influences including, our early food experience, culture and traditions. Above all, …

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A Very Merry Christmas for One

If you are on your own this Christmas, it can be hard to decide what to cook. However, eating alone doesn’t mean you have to forgo your Christmas meal, but rather it may take a slightly different form. Treat yourself. Choose something special, something that you don’t often get to …

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Diet and Depression

Although diet in itself is not a treatment for depression, eating the right foods can help with stabilising our mood and control side effects of medications—such as increased appetite and weight gain. Eating regular meals is really important to stabilise energy and mood levels. Ensure all of your meals contain …

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