Student resources

Need ideas and information for a school project or assignment on health or nutrition? Here’s a small sample of the types of resources you can find here, that’ll give you ideas, stats and information on a range of health, food, nutrition, exercise and sustainability topics.

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Amazing eggs 2 ways

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The lost plot: How to grow kumara

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‘Food swamps’ swallow kids’ choices

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How to grow peas

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Teens cook up a storm in a national...

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How much vitamin C is in that winter...

We often turn to vitamin C for immunity support when...

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Ask the experts: Reduced-fat foods and added sugar

Q. I have heard that products which are fat-reduced have...

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What’s the deal with seaweed?

What is it? There are hundreds of edible varieties of seaweed...

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How much sugar is in your drink?

When you knock back a fizzy drink, unless it’s a...

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Brain-boosting yellow foods

Research at the University of Illinois has found that children...

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Guide to sustainable fish

Fisheries expert Rachel Taulelei explains how to choose ethically at...

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How do they make honey?

We explore how the nectar from plants ends up as...

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Ask the experts: Pesticides

Pesticides are harmful to us, aren’t they?

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Common health stories: Fiction, fad or fact?

You’re happily enjoying what you’re eating when along comes a...

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Fact or fiction: Additives banned overseas are used...

Are food additives that are banned overseas still used in...

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Ask the experts: Coconut oil health claims

There is so much information on the internet saying coconut...

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Banana nut butter fudge

Fun, healthy sweet treat!

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Fact or fiction: Homogenised milk is bad for...

This crops up on the internet from time to time....

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Fact or fiction: Meat rots in your gut

Does meat take longer than other foods to digest, and...

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Fact or fiction: You can eat foods past...

We investigate if it's okay to eat food that's gone...

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How do they produce sugar?

Transforming the sugar cane plant to crystal or liquid form...

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Fact or fiction: Oil is carcinogenic

Does cooking with olive oil change the oil and turn...

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How do they make milk?

While for many foods we might say less processing is...

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How do they make canned food?

All the facts you need to know about the canning...

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How do they produce salad greens?

Bagged salads and greens are convenient and versatile. But how...

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The facts about vitamins and minerals

We all know we need vitamins and minerals in our...

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How do they produce soy milk?

Heard the one about how hard it is to milk...

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Why do vegetarians need more protein?

Vegetarians have higher protein requirements because plant proteins are not...

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Ask the experts: Artificial sweeteners

What's the truth about artificial sweeteners? Do they cause cancer?

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