To keep up with what’s going on in the health community nationally and locally, here’s a rundown of upcoming food and health-related events.
If you have an event you’d like to be considered for listing here,
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Breast Cancer Aoteoroa Coalition (BCAC) fundraiser
22 April – 19 May 2013
For every Arnott’s Tim Tam bought from Countdown supermarkets nationwide, 20 cents from your purchase will go to the BCAC. Click here to make a donation to BCAC. www.breastcancer.org.nz
Pink Ribbon Breakfast campaign – NZ Breast Cancer Foundation fundraiser
At your house or place of work or…
New Zealanders are encouraged to get together for a slap-up breakfast with friends or colleagues to raise money for the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation. Proceeds from this year’s Pink Ribbon Breakfast campaign will help support women with breast cancer, including post-surgery rehabilitation programmes, practical and therapeutic services for those living with secondary cancer, and a new support hotline. For more information, or to register to host a breakfast, visit www.pinkribbonbreakfast.co.nz.
Look Good Feel Better Campaign
2-22 May 2013 at your local Bakers Delight bakery
For every Cape Seed Loaf and Chia & Fruit Loaf bought from Bakers Delight bakeries throughout NZ, $1 of your purchases will go to Look Good Feel Better, a free service offered to women undergoing treatment for cancer which helps restore and enhance their appearance during and after treatment. For more information on this free service and the charity, go to www.lookgoodfeelbetter.co.nz.
Fair Trade Fortnight
4-19 May 2013
This fortnight, championed by Fairtrade Australia New Zealand, aims to promote community awareness and fundraising towards making the world a fairer and more sustainable place.
Hospice Palliative Care Week
13-19 May 2013
All care and support provided by hospice is completely free of charge. In 2012 it cost more than $75 million to do this.
Food Week 2013
20-26 May 2013
The New Zealand Nutrition Foundation heads this year’s Food Week with the theme ‘Just Cook’. The focus is to encourage families to prepare and eat more meals at home, promoting communing and potentially healthier eating. For more information, visit the NZ Nutrition Foundation on Facebook
Asthma Awareness Week
20-26 May 2013
24 May 2013 Balloon Day
The Asthma Foundation relies on this fundraising week to give continued support to those who have asthma and their families. Dance for asthma is a nationwide school competition fundraising effort. For more information and to take part in fundraising activities, go to www.asthmafoundation.org.nz.
Gluten Free Food & Allergy Show
25-26 May 2013, 10-5pm
ASB Showgrounds, 217 Green Lane West, Epsom, Auckland
This event showcases specific products and services and experts offer advice — all to make life easier for anyone who has (or knows someone who has) an allergy or intolerance. For more information and scheduled free seminars, go to www.glutenallergy.co.nz
Coeliac Awareness Week
26 May-1 June