A panel of experts who provide guidance and expertise to our editorial team on a voluntary basis.
The advisory board do not necessarily review every article in Healthy Food Guide and make no warranty about the content of the magazine. Any questions about editorial content should be directed to the editor of Healthy Food Guide.
Professor Jim Mann
CNZM, PhD, DM, FRACP, FFPHM, FRSNZ
Professor in Human Nutrition and Medicine, University of Otago. Jim Mann has been consultant physician (Endocrinology) at Dunedin Hospital for the past 18 years. He lectured at the University of Oxford, UK, is author and co-author of over 200 papers, has written and edited several textbooks and popular books, and currently chairs the National Heart Foundation Scientific Committee.
Professor Lynnette R Ferguson
MSc (Hons), DPhil (Oxon), DSc. QSO
Lynnette R Ferguson is the programme leader of the New Zealand National Centre for Research Excellence in Nutrigenomics and is head of the Discipline of Nutrition at the University of Auckland. She has worked for many years on the relationship between diet and cancer, particularly focusing on ways in which individuals can be protected against the disease.
Jenny is assistant director at the New Zealand Food Safety Authority. She manages the composition and labelling aspects of trans-Tasman food regulations. Jenny has a strong history in public health nutrition, having worked for the government for 16 years. She is a member of the National Heart Foundation committee.
ALLERGY ADVISOR, ALLERGY NZ
Penny was the CEO of Allergy New Zealand for 8 years, advocating for people living with allergies and ensuring that New Zealanders living with allergies had access to as much information and support as possible. She still acts as an advisor to the organisation as her knowledge in this field is unsurpassed.