Healthy Environments

By Niki BezzantWhat is an ultra-processed food?The term ‘ultra-processed foods’ (UPFs) describes foods that have been through industrial processing, resulting in energy-dense products which are high in sugar, unhealthy fats and salt. The NOVA food classification system  is the first to come up with a formal definition...

By Niki Bezzant What is hemp?Hemp is a strain of the Cannabis sativa plant. It’s been cultivated for thousands of years for its fibre, edible seeds, edible oil, lubricant, and for use as a fuel.The hemp plant is highly versatile. It’s been used for centuries to...

This study of the nutritional quality of online food delivery in Auckland and Sydney, found that the most popular food outlets on the market-leading online food delivery service are unhealthy and popular menu items are mostly discretionary foods. Read research Listen to panel discussion ...

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...