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The first COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in Aotearoa New Zealand resulted in disruptions to everyday life, including changes in grocery shopping, cooking and eating. This study aimed to capture changes in behaviours and perceptions of grocery shopping and food preparation during the lockdown, and the extent...

A diet rich in fruit, vegetables, and nuts appears to lower the risk of several non-motor symptoms that tend to be associated with a later finding of Parkinson’s disease, a study reported. “While this study does not show cause and effect, it certainly provides yet another...

This New Zealand research investigated facilitators and barriers to follow a three-month prescription for walking.Practical solutions to increasing a person's success include identifying alternative physical activity opportunities within the house or advice to develop support networks to provide company while walking. Read here ...

Toi Te Kupu is a Māori-to-English and English-to-Māori dictionary about kai, cooking, our body and our mind. It is the result of the commitment of the Heart Foundation and Māori Health Provider, Toi Tangata, to improve the health of families and whānau in New Zealand.  The resource was developed to empower everyone in Aotearoa to have conversations...