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  • We're calling on chefs to offer healthier options to children, but we're not asking you to do it alone. We're here to help.

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  • Packing a picnic and heading down to the beach or park is a much-loved tradition for many of us. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the warm weather, spend time with family and friends and savour the taste of good food.

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  • Many of you will have seen the recent scary headlines about vegetable oils releasing cancer-causing chemicals when heated to high temperatures. As we read yet another story about food causing cancer, it’s no wonder members of the public are confused.

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  • 20 October 2015
    The benefits of calcium

    The Tick team talks about why it’s so important

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  • 6 October 2015
    Sugar is back

    This month, we are excited to announce that sugar criteria will be reintroduced to relevant Tick food categories starting with breakfast cereals and nut and seed bars.

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  • Business is booming at a Dunedin school's canteen since its menu was given a healthy overhaul. 

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  • Children are curious little people. They’re not afraid to explore, be imaginative and learn about the world around them. Anyone who has spent time with young ones will be familiar with the question ‘but why?’ Kids have a lot of questions because they are hungry to learn.

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  • What do Ikaria (Greece), Sardinia (Italy), Okinawa (Japan), Loma Linda (California, USA) and Nicoya (Costa Rica) have in common? These locations have all been termed ‘Blue Zones’, pockets around the world where people live longer and better.

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  • 30 April 2015
    Review: That Sugar Film

    Our Tick dietitian Sarah Goonan went along to watch That Sugar Film. Here's her take on it.   

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  • Now that more products with the Health Star Rating are beginning to appear on supermarket shelves, you may be wondering what this means for the Heart Foundation Tick.

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  • Ever tried having a reasonable debate with a fad dieter? Here are some tips.

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  • Although iron is found within every cell in the body, iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in both developing and developed countries. Many Kiwis may not realise their iron levels are low. Let’s take a closer look at how iron deficiency occurs.

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