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3D Printed Food? What next?

Technology is has a big impact on how we live in this modern world, it is even revolutionizing how we make food! A Swedish town is planning to use technology to entice older people to eat more. Halmstad municipality on the west coast is planning to use 3D-printers to take …

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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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Why you should choose heat & eat meals

Most people are more than capable of cooking for themselves in one way, shape or form. Some see it as a chore, others revel in being in the kitchen, cooking up a storm! Of course, this gets more challenging when you are cooking for just one or have a disability. …

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Vitamins and Minerals you should add to your diet!

Eating a balanced diet is important, especially as we age. In particular, there are a couple vitamins and minerals that you should make sure you get enough of every day. Take a look why: Vitamin D Vitamin D has a role in bone health, nerves and muscle function.  Vitamin D …

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Are frozen vegetables just as nutritious as fresh vegetables?

Many people believe that fresh vegetables are better than frozen vegetables. However, fresh vegetables lose nutritional value just by sitting around and sometimes it could take up to two weeks from the time they’ve been picked until they reach your plate. Straight from the garden to the table is certainly …

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The importance of eating regularly

We expect that our diet and appetite will change as we age, and to a certain point eating less as you get older is normal. Mobility issues may cause older people to reduce the amount of physical activity they do, and their metabolism may slow down which results in less …

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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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