Tagged: nutrition

Why I Never Trust Celebrity Endorsements – Usain Bolt and Gatorade - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Oct 09, 2012

Usain Bolt made a flying visit to New Zealand this week. While here he visited local sports teams but the main reason for his visit was to promote Gatorade, the sugary sports drink. While such drinks provide valuable energy for athletes involved in high intensity training, most nutritionists are concerned about it’s use by the less active general public, with … Read More

Dangerous nutrition advice? - Food Stuff

Amanda Johnson Aug 01, 2012

I was interested to read this week about a case in the USA where an unlicensed ‘Life Coach’ was suing the Nutrition Licensing Board! Apparently, the ‘Life Coach’ is trying to prevent the North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition from stopping him providing advice to people with diabetes and has asked the court to void North Carolina’s Dietetics/Nutrition Practice … Read More

The bulk of the nation (infographic) - Visibly Shaken

Peter Griffin Feb 24, 2012

If you bought a paper this morning, particularly the Herald, you’ll have bene greated with front-page stories detailing a list of 49 foods that obese people should avoid. In fact, we should probably all avoid them, but University of Otago researchers who put the list together, are targeting people who are overweight or obese and suggesting foods they can swap … Read More

Milk milk everywhere but not a drop to drink - Guest Work

Guest Author Oct 20, 2011

By Professor Jack Heinemann, School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury Kiwis are drinking less milk but making more of it. Between 1995 and 2007, the amount of milk consumed by New Zealanders decreased 28% or 21 kilograms/capita/year (kg/capita/yr). The proportion of the food budget going to milk also decreased between 1993 and 2008. What has caused this … Read More

Time for New Zealand to focus on the health of our children - Food Stuff

Amanda Johnson Nov 04, 2010

A brand new position statement was launched in the United States this week (1 November 2010) by the American Dietetic Association, School Nutrition Association and Society for Nutrition Education, which looked at providing comprehensive school nutrition services. The abstract of the paper states that, ’It is the position of the American Dietetic Association, School Nutrition Association and Society for Nutrition … Read More

Paul Henry's last (decent) act - Guest Work

Guest Author Oct 13, 2010

by Michael Edmonds I was never a fan of Paul Henry. Although he could occasionally be quite witty, too often his humour was at the expense of other people, an approach that finally resulted in a public furore and his resignation. Paul Henry However, in all of the drama of the last week or so, Mr … Read More

Vitamin Victims? - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Apr 19, 2010

Here is a good illustration why newspapers desperately need proper science reporters: Major research finds link between multi-vitamin pills and breast cancer Women who regularly take multi-vitamin pills face a much higher risk of breast cancer, a study has found. The Swedish study, which looked at more than 35,000 women aged between 49 and 83 during a 10-year [...] Related … Read More