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  • People in the hospitality industry have customers with a lot of different dietary requirements.  High blood pressure is probably not as well known as some other conditions with specific dietary requirements, but equally as important.

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  • 31 March 2016
    Cooking up a storm

    Thousands of Kiwi kids are learning to master basic cooking skills such as scrambling eggs and chopping fruit thanks to a new nationwide programme. 

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  • It’s pretty big news in the nutrition world – the UK has announced it will be introducing a tax on sugary drinks in two years’ time. So what about us here in New Zealand? Should we follow suit and do the same?

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  • Taking part in our workshop for preschool cooks has left Agape Aoga Amata Preschool fired up to make a tangible, long-lasting difference in its community.

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  • Kiwi chefs are being invited to sharpen their knives and showcase their brunch-cooking skills at a competition in Wellington next month.

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  • When it comes to achieving a healthy body weight, there are no tricks, rules, diets or nutritional products that guarantee success.

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  • Ever stand in the supermarket trying to make sense of ticks, stars and nutrition panels? Find out what all those food labels mean and how to use them.

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  • For months, the supermarket shelves have been lined with Easter treats from cream-filled eggs to spicy hot cross buns. Bulk buys, clever marketing and a limited sales period can leave us laden with a growing pile of decadent goodies.

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  • Eggs – they are a food that seems to have people confused, especially those at increased risk of heart disease. So, in an ‘eggshell’ are they good for us or not?

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  • 29 January 2016
    Weighing up portion sizes

    Getting portion sizes right in hospitality is a balancing act. You want to be generous and have the customer feel they’re getting value for money, yet too-large portions can mean overeating or wastage – neither of which are desirable.

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  • The Chinese New Year is nearly upon us which will see many families heading out to eat.  Here we discuss some ideas to help you cater to children.

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  • 12 January 2016
    Tips to fuel a hungry teen

    If you’re struggling to keep the pantry stocked, the fridge full and your grocery bill within budget, there's a good chance you’re living with teenagers. Keeping time and budget in mind, here are six tips to fuel a hungry teen. 

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