DIET Symposium held in Wellington

Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu and the HRC-funded DIET programme team held a symposium in Wellington on the 9th September 2018, ‘Tackling Diet-related Disease in NZ’, to share results of the 5-year research programme with key stakeholders. The symposium was opened by Hon Dr David Clarke, Minister of Health, and finished with a panel discussion chaired by Kim Hill. Read more

Summer studentship opportunities - Waitemata DHB

Summer studentship opportunites are availabale with NIHI's partner Waitemata DHB

Waitemata District Health Board is seeking expressions of interest in studentships over the summer of 2018 and all tertiary level students are eligible to apply for advertised Waitemata DHB Summer Studentships. You will be supported by the DHB’s Institute for Innovation and Improvement (i3).

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Kiwi women are continuing to drink when pregnant, according to fresh figures from the Growing Up in NZ Study

NIHI's Professor Chris Bullen speaks to Jack Tame on Breakfast about the results of fresh figures from the Growing Up in NZ Study, showing Kiwi women are continuing to drink when pregnant, with 23 per cent drinking in their first trimester

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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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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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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

NIHI successful in latest HRC funding round

NIHI researchers have been successful in the latest Health Research Council funding rounds being awarded funding for a programme and two project grants.

Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu has been awarded a programme grant to test the health impact of supermarket strategies and Health Star Rating labels. The research team will look at strategies to support healthier diets across four different domains; at an individual level, government level, food industry level and public health level. Read more

Grant awarded to test impact of supermarket strategies and Health Star Rating labels

A study testing the impact of New Zealand's health star ratings on packaged foods has been awarded a programme grant from the Health Research Council. The University of Auckland research, led by NIHI's Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu, was one of five research projects from around the country to receive a portion of the Health Research Council's $25 million grant for long-term programmes. Read more

Are artificial sweeteners better for you than sugar?

Watch NIHI's Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu on TVNZ's Breakfast as she discusses whether artifical sweetners are better for you than sugar.

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Do vitamin supplements actually do anything?

Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Professor of Population Nutrition, NIHI discusses the results of a Canadian study on vitamin supplements with Jesse Mulligan (RadioNZ, National Programme) 01 June 2018.

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