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11 July, 2018

AUDIO Study reveals fast food growth spurt

The serving size, energy and sodium levels of New Zealand fast food have increased significantly over the past five years, according to University of Auckland research.

The study, Fast food trends in New Zealand, led by NIHI's Dr Helen Eyles, included almost 5,500 fast food products with available nutrition information across 12 food groups and 10 major fast food chains in 2012-2016. The results of this study are discussed in an interview with Gyles Beckford on the Morning Report

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4 July, 2018

Nutrition research symposium 04 September 2018

Join us for a nutrition research symposium on Tuesday, 04 September 2018: Tackling Diet-related Disease in New Zealand - the need, the evidence, the priorities. A collaboration between the NIHI DIET Programme, INFORMAS (University of Auckland), and the BODE3 Programme (University of Otago, Wellington). Co-sponsored by the Healthier Lives National Science Challenge.

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25 June, 2018

AUDIO New study aims to find out if food labels affect our choices

NIHI's Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu speaks to Mike Hosking about her recent grant from the Health Research Council of New Zealand, which will try to find the answer to whether labels on packaged foods affect our choices. Read more

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