Programme News

Five year trends in the serve size, energy, and sodium contents of New Zealand fast foods: 2012 to 2016

Click to access the Nutrition Journal article - the latest DIET Programme publication.

New Zealand's worrying fast-food trends revealed in new study

Read the NZ Herald article about newly published DIET study: five year trends in the serve size, energy, and sodium contents of New Zealand fast foods 2012-2016.

Join us for a full-day symposium

Tackling Diet-related Disease in New Zealand - the need, the evidence, the priorities. For more information and to register click here.

NutriSales publication

This research published in Nutrients assesses non-nutritive sweeteners in the packaged food supply across 4 Countries.

Kids’ everyday exposure to food marketing: video

Kids’Cam is a world first. The researchers used automated wearable cameras and GPS units to study the children’s world. Click here to view a video of the Kids'Cam study results.

New research shows NZ children are surrounded by junk food ads

New Zealand children are exposed to around 27 unhealthy food advertisements per day, innovative camera research from Otago and Auckland Universities reveals. Read more.

NZ kids can’t escape alcohol marketing next to bread and milk

New Zealand children are exposed to alcohol marketing on nearly every visit to the supermarket, innovative camera research from Otago and Auckland Universities reveals. Read more.

Starlight results published

Read about the Starlight trial results in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 

PriceExam protocol published and presented in Cape Town

The PriceExam protocol was recently published in BMC Public Health and presented at the World Public Health Nutrition Association Conference in Cape Town.

 

Achieving the WHO sodium target

A recently published NutriSales paper estimates the reductions required in the sodium content of packaged food and other sources of dietary sodium to achieve the WHO sodium target in New Zealand.

 

New NIHI publication makes the news

A new NIHI publication by DIET Programme Director, Cliona Ni Mhurchu and Masters Student, Tara Mackenzie was featured in the New Zealand Herald on the 9 Sept.

Potential impact of achieving salt reduction targets in NZ

This research published in the Nutrition Journal modelled health gain and cost impacts of achieving national targets for sodium reduction by using an established dietary sodium intervention model to study 10 interventions designed to meet the targets.

NutriSales paper published in British Journal of Nutrition

Nutrisales logoResults from the NutriSales project estimating population food and nutrient exposure have been published in the British Journal of Nutrition.

Nutrition labels improve understanding

Nutrition labels have a minor impact on New Zealand consumer healthy food choices, according to the latest study from the University of Auckland. Read more

The journey from concept to conduct!

Starlight phone on barcodeRead how the Starlight app was conceived and developed to conduct all aspects of the Starlight study (including consent, registration, randomisation, data collection and intervention delivery).